Spain | Second meeting with local partners
Venue: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
On March 10, 2020, the second meeting with the secondary education establishments involved in the Orienta4YEL Project in the Catalan context took place in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The institutions involved are: Institut Terra Roja (Santa Coloma de Gramanet), Jaume Cabré Institute (Terrassa), Mª Aurèlia Capmany Institute (Cornellà de Llobregat), IES Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (Sant Adrià del Besós), Torras i Bages Institute (Hospitalet del Llobregat), Blanxart Research Institute ( Terrassa), Institut Escola del Prat (El Prat de Llobregat), Institut Joan Oró (Martorell), Institut Gabriela Mistral (Sant Vicenç dels Horts), and Institut Pepa-Colomer (El Prat de Llobregat).
The meeting had the aim to inform about the status of the project. We shared the results of the first phase of the project to analyse the reality of the Catalan context. Specifically, we discussed the factors that increase the probability that young people between the ages of 12 and 21 drops out of school. Additionally, we shared the best strategies and practices that, in the opinion of teachers and students, help students to stay in school.
Also during the meeting, the UAB team summarized the nine strategies and actions that the research team has designed to address early school leaving. The next step is that the institutes involved in the project design a proposal of guidance and tutorial action adapted to their context. The objective is to apply and evaluate them during the course 2020/2021.
The next meetings will take place in April. Will be focused on the development of two training workshops that will support the institutes in the selection and design of the strategies and actions.