E-EVALINTO: Evaluation environment for fostering intercultural mentoring tools and practices at school

Funding: 
European Union. Erasmus + KA2 – Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices. Strategic Partnerships for school education
Project type: 
Project leader: 
Dr. Francisco José García Peñalvo
Reference: 
2016-1-ES01-KA201-025145
Time: 
01/10/2016 to 30/09/2018
Budget: 
121.994€
Abstract: 

Early school leaving (ESL) is an obstacle to the socio-economic growth of the European countries. One of the targets for the EU in 2020, related to education, is to reduce the rates of ESL below 10%. Tackling early school leaving is a stepping stone towards improving the opportunities of young people and for supporting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Young people with a migration background are at great risk of ESL from school. To this extent, the gap between natives and young people born abroad is still very high. One of the factors leading to ESL is the lack of prevention and early intervention strategies, both at institutional and school levels, related to the need to develop effective methodologies and support for these students.

The objective of E-EVALINTO is twofold. On the one hand, it is intended to promote peer mentoring actions addressed to both reduce early school leaving in migrant students population (secondary school) and to acknowledge the value of interculturality itself as part of an active and responsible European citizenship education. On the other hand, E-EVALINTO is aimed to develop an ICT framework for assessing, managing and developing activities for intercultural contexts, with particular focus to taking decision processes and the identification of different patterns that may be induced from the variety of potential situations to be analysed.