Training, Innovative Tools and Actions


fr “Early school leaving (ESL) is a multi-faceted and complex problem caused by a cumulative process of disengagement. It is a result of personal, social, economic, education or family-related reasons. Schools play an important role in addressing ESL but they cannot and should not work in isolation. Comprehensive approaches that focus on the root causes of ESL are required to reduce ESL.”
Reducing early school leaving : Key messages and policy support, Final Report of, November 2013, p.4.
http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategic-framework/doc/esl-group-report_en.pdf

One of the key policy messages of the European Thematic Working Group identifying the critical conditions for successful policies against ESL is to “Promote and support multi-professional teams in schools to address ESL”.

TITA, « Team cooperation to fight early school leaving, Training, Innovative Tools and Actions », is a project dedicated to trainers, practitioners and stakeholders to provide scientific support, tools for action and training in order to prevent early school leaving from education and training (ELET). Three countries of the consortium (France, Luxembourg and Switzerland) are implementing local and multi-professional teams’ schools to set up measures addressing emerging difficulties at an early stage. Promoting the development of those teams appears to be one of the keys of successful strategies to reduce early school leaving (ESL), Therefore it is necessary to follow the experiments, analyse the difficulties, the levers of success and the impact of teamwork to reduce ESL and widespread the results of analyses, good practices and recommendations.

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To work on ESL with other professionals and to set up student-centred measures, education staff needs to understand ESL and to develop or strengthen special skills. In this project, a scientific and comprehensive database on ESL is created and summaries are written for the local teams and their partners in an “easy to read” format. Local programs to support and train multi professional teams are experimented and analysed with researchers and Europeans trainers.
The aim of the project is double :
-  Implementing and analysing the impact of new policies which consists in developing cross sectorial teams in schools
-  Professionalising the actors involved in the fight against ESL and realising tools for these actors. Europeans trainers will be associated at the analysis and at the production of the created tools
All the analysis, tools and results will be available on a website (http://titaproject.eu) dedicated to the project.
The outputs of the project will be :

A report on comprehensive evaluation of the multi partnership teams

A report will be written to describe how is led, in national and various contexts, a cross-categorial work to fight early school leaving, to compare the national situations one to another and finally, it to assess the local effects produced by specific actions led to promote the cross-categorial work inside schools.
The object of the analysis and the most relevant method to use gradually became more and more precise through TITA partners exchanges, in particular the ones with the French Ministry of Education, the French Institute of Education (IFé), Luxembourg (Lycée d’Ettelbruck) and Swiss partners (Haute Ecole Pédagogique du Valais). The interactive work with these partners was all the more necessary since they were also, by their sides, refining the frame of their actions and the content Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Qualifications (Céreq) would have to study and assess. An analysis of the collaborative work is done in a comprehensive way led by interviews inside schools and with a quantitative method by questionnaires, to have information from a larger number of schools. The report will articulate the two methods to comprehend in the best way the various aspects of the assessment. A randomized assessment will be led.
The relevance of the statistical approach is ensured by sampling a sufficient number of secondary schools in France, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The involvement of three regional education authorities in France, a Canton in Switzerland and a large number of schools in Luxembourg in the experiment made possible to draw a significant sample of secondary schools considering the ESL risks. The results will be available on the TITA website.
First results about the functioning and practices of the multiprofessional action
Fonctionnement et pratiques de l’action pluri-professionnelle dans la prévention du décrochage scolaire

An international literature review on researches and main data on ESL

One of the TITA’s outputs is an international literature review on researches and main data on ESL.
According to the rationale of the TITA project, its scientific base developed by the Slovene Educational Research Institute (ERI), is based on interdisciplinary approach (policy analysis, theory of organisations, pedagogy, andragogy, psychology, philosophy). By taking into consideration wide range of research evidence, it provides a holistic approach to ESL, its understanding and targeting policies.

A mapping of researchers and European experts on ESL

With the same goal as the ESL database, a directory is launched by the French Institute of Education (IFE - ENS Lyon) in order to gather academics, scholars and emerging researchers, having research interests pertaining education and training, whatever the disciplines. They can be contacted via the platform

A platform of videos analysing the real activity of the multi partnership teams

A platform of videos analysing the real activity of the multi partnership teams is developed by the Ifé. This platform is designed to be used to train the members of those teams (TIT@ction)

An on line training course

The Spanish ministry of education is offering an online course.
The general objective is giving information, guidance and training to professionals for whom this course is oriented so that they can contribute to get the conditions that make it possible to reduce early school leaving to the minimum, to limits that cannot be alleviated from the educational and social world.

  • The specific objectives are :
    - Thinking about the conditions that guarantee the permanence and success in the educative system, especially for those citizens in vulnerable situations.
    - Getting information about the strategies that promote effective permanence in training activities that lead, as a minimum, equivalent to the essential training in accordance with European parameters.
    - Understanding second chance systems and support mechanisms for the incorporation of lifelong learning in adult lives.
    - Getting the necessary skills to identify, analyse and early intervention in factors affecting school failure.
    - Getting to know the way to increase the access to information, school and professional guidance and counselling to promote that the students can take meditated decisions about their training, educational and professional qualifications process.

The target group is all professionals who share the mission of promoting and ensuring education and training of quality for all the citizens throughout their life guaranteeing their overall development and success in the educational process, introducing measures of educational intervention affecting factors of risk of early living, detecting risk cases and intervene to facilitate the reintegration of those who left the education system prematurely.
A specific online course is currently been achieved.

The purpose is transforming the training process and the professionals work in “good practice” that contributes to improvements in references to other professionals who wish to address the same uses of educational intervention.

Meetings opened to all European trainers

Two meeting with European professionals involved in a collaborative work against ESL are planned. These are meant to be a great opportunity to discuss the first results of the project and to test the tools developed.

Training, Innovative Tools and Actions


“Early school leaving (ESL) is a multi-faceted and complex problem caused by a cumulative process of disengagement. It is a result of personal, social, economic, education or family-related reasons. Schools play an important role in addressing ESL but they cannot and should not work in isolation. Comprehensive approaches that focus on the root causes of ESL are required to reduce ESL.”
Reducing early school leaving: Key messages and policy support, Final Report of, November 2013, p.4.
http://ec.europa.eu/education/policy/strategic-framework/doc/esl-group-report_en.pdf

One of the key policy messages of the European Thematic Working Group, which identifies the critical conditions for successful policies against ESL, is to “Promote and support multi-professional teams in schools to address ESL”.

TITA, « Team cooperation to fight early school leaving, Training, Innovative Tools and Actions », is a project dedicated to trainers, practitioners and stakeholders to provide scientific support, tools for action and training in order to prevent Early school Leaving from Education and Training (ELET). Three countries of the consortium (France, Luxembourg and Switzerland) are implementing local and multi-professional teams’ schools to set up measures addressing emerging difficulties at an early stage. Promoting the development of these teams appears to be one of the keys of successful strategies to reduce early school leaving (ESL). It is therefore necessary to follow the experiments, analyse the difficulties, the successful levers and the impact of teamwork on reducing ESL, and widespread the results of analyses, good practice and recommendations.

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In order to work on ESL with other professionals and to set up student-centred measures, education staff needs to understand ESL and to develop or strengthen special skills. In this project, a scientific and comprehensive database on ESL is created and summaries are written for the local teams and their partners in an “easy to read” format. Local programs to support and train multi professional teams are experimented and analysed with researchers and Europeans trainers.
The aim of the project is twofold:
-  Implementing and analysing the impact of new policies which consist in developing cross-sectoral teams in schools
-  Professionalising the actors involved in the fight against ESL and realising tools for these actors. Europeans trainers are be associated with the analysis and with the production of the created tools
All analysis, tools and results will be available on a website (http://titaproject.eu) dedicated to the project.
The outputs of the project are :

A report on comprehensive evaluation of the multi partnership teams

A report will be written to describe how is led, in national and various contexts, a cross-sectoral work to fight early school leaving, as well as to compare the national situations, and finally to assess the local effects produced by specific actions in order to promote the cross-sectoral work inside schools.
The object of the analysis, as well as the most relevant method to use, gradually became more and more precise during TITA partners exchanges, in particular the ones with the French Ministry of Education, the French Institute of Education (IFÉ), Luxembourg (Lycée d’Ettelbruck) and Swiss partners (Haute Ecole Pédagogique du Valais). The interactive work with these partners was all the more necessary since they were also, for their part, refining the frame of their actions and the content Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Qualifications (Céreq) would have to study and assess. An analysis of the collaborative work is done through interviews inside schools and with a quantitative method by questionnaires, in order to have information from a larger number of schools. The report will articulate these two methods to comprehend in the best possible way the various aspects of the assessment. A randomized assessment is being carried out.
The relevance of the statistical approach is ensured by sampling a sufficient number of secondary schools in France, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The involvement in the experiment of three French academies, one Canton in Switzerland and a large number of schools in Luxembourg made it possible to draw a significant sample of secondary schools regarding ESL risks. The results are available on the TITA website.
- First results about the functioning and practice of the multiprofessional action:
«Tous » mobilisés contre le décrochage scolaire. Variations autour d’un mot d’ordre national

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French version

(Also available on the Partner website: http://www.cereq.fr/publications/Bref/Tous-mobilises-contre-le-decrochage-scolaire-Variations-autour-d-un-mot-d-ordre-national)

An international literature review on researches and main data on ESL

One of TITA’s outputs is an international literature review on researches and main data about ESL.
According to the rationale of the TITA project, its scientific database developed by the Slovene Educational Research Institute (ERI), is based on an interdisciplinary approach (policy analysis, organisational theory, pedagogy, andragogy, psychology, philosophy). By taking into consideration a wide range of research evidence, it provides a holistic approach to ESL, to its understanding, and to the policies that target it.

A mapping of researchers and European experts on ESL

With the same goal as the ESL database, a directory is initiateded by the French Institute of Education (IFÉ - ENS Lyon) in order to gather academics, scholars and emerging researchers whose research pertain to education and training, regardless of their disciplines. They can be contacted via the platform.

A video platform analysing the real activity of the multi partnership teams

A video platform analysing the real activity of the multi partnership teams is developed by the IFÉ. This platform is designed to be used to train the members of those teams (TITAction)

An online training course

The Spanish ministry of education is offering an online course.
The general objective is to give information, guidance and training to professionals for whom this course is oriented so that they can contribute to get the conditions that make it possible to reduce early school leaving to the minimum.
The specific objectives are:
- Thinking about the conditions that guarantee perseverance and success in the educative system, especially for those citizens in vulnerable situations.
- Getting information about the strategies that promote effective perseverance in training activities that lead, as a minimum, to an equivalent to the essential training in accordance with European parameters.
- Understanding second chance systems and support mechanisms for the incorporation of lifelong learning in adult lives.
- Getting the necessary skills to identify, analyse and early intervene on factors affecting school failure.
- Getting to know the way to increase access to information, school and professional guidance and counselling so that the students can take meditated decisions about their training, educational and professional qualifications process.

The target group consists in all professionals who share the mission of promoting and ensuring quality education and training for all citizens throughout their life, guaranteeing their overall development and success in the educational process, introducing measures of educational intervention affecting factors of risk of early living, detecting risk cases, and intervening to facilitate the reintegration of those who left the education system prematurely.
A specific online course is currently been achieved.

The purpose of it is to transform the training process and the professionals work in “good practice” that contributes to improvements in references to other professionals who wish to address the same uses of educational intervention.

Meetings opened to all European trainers

Two meeting with European professionals involved in a collaborative work against ESL are planned. They are meant to be a great opportunity to discuss the first results of the project and to test the developed tools.