On March 10, 2020, the second meeting with the institutes involved in the Orienta4YEL Project at the Catalan level took place at the Faculty of Education Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
On March 10, 2020, the second meeting with the institutes involved in the Orienta4YEL Project at the Catalan level: the Tierra Tierra Institute (held at the Boardroom of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) took place. Santa Coloma de Gramanet), Instituto Jaume Cabré (Terrassa), Instituto Mª Aurèlia Capmany (Cornellà de Llobregat), IES Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (Sant Adrià del Besós), Instituto Torras y Bages (Hospitalet del Llobregat), Instituto Investigador Blanxart (Terrassa) , Prado School Institute (El Prat de Llobregat), Joan Oró Institute (Martorell), Gabriela Mistral Institute (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) and Pepa-Colomer Institute (El Prat de Llobregat).
The meeting has served to inform about the state of development of the project. Firstly, the results of the first phase of the project have been put in common and it has allowed us to analyze the reality of the Catalan context. The factors that increase the probability that young people between 12 and 21 years of age leave school prematurely have become evident, identifying the best strategies and practices that, in the opinion of teachers and students, allow us to face this problem, which is common in the countries of the European Union.
Subsequently, strategies and actions that the research team has designed to deal with early school leaving have been briefly presented. In total, 9 strategies and actions have been presented with the aim that the institutes involved in the project design a proposal for guidance and tutorial action adapted to their own context and that will have to be applied and evaluated during the academic year 2020/2021.
The next meetings will take place during the month of April and will be oriented to the development of two training workshops that will allow the institutes to be supported in the review, evaluation and selection of strategies and actions, and in the process of planning their implementation.
The Orienta4YEL project aims to develop, implement and evaluate innovative methods and practices focused on guidance mechanisms and tutorial action to promote inclusive education for young people who drop out prematurely or are at risk of dropping out of school prematurely; both in formal and non-formal educational contexts.