The research project “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe (GOETE)” has asked the young people involved in the study to express their own views on their transitions in the education system. Together with the researchers the young people have produced a variety of film formats on what education means to them. The outcome are a wealtch of different approaches from video interviews to documentaries on a typical school day to a 30 minute fiction movie.
On March 21, 2013, the international research project GOETE will hold its final conference in Frankfurt a.M./Germany. Under the heading of “Youth and Educational Disadvantage: The Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe” will be presented and discussed. At the centre of attention is a dialogue between research, practice and policy on the topic.
GOETE was carried out in collaboration with 14 international partners in eight European countries (Germany, Finland, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Slovenia). The project focused on questions around ‘access’ to education, the means through which pupils ‘cope’ with the demands of the education system, and the ‘relevance’ of education for their future lives and for society. The conference presenters will explore the relationships between school and out-of-school agencies, as well as the educational biographies of students and the institutional regulation of education.
More details on the conference at the GOETE Website.
Background information on the project at our Website.
Youth participation has been one of the topics of the European research project UP2YOUTH. Now a new volume builds on the results of the project and sheds new light into an old topic.
The volume is entitled “Youth participation in Europe. Beyond discourses, practices and realities” and is edited by Patricia Loncle, Morena Cuconato, Virginie Muniglia and Andreas Walther
It’s the aim of the project “Learning Locally”, to represent the educational landscape of the Rems-Murr-Kreis in a transparent way, to clarify responsibilities, to gather offers and educational institutions, and to coordinate, to network and to facilitate access. IRIS e.V., it covers two areas of the educational landscape in the Rems-Murr-Kreis. These first one is the non-formal and informal education programs in the specific structure of the associational youth work and the second one covers the structures and deals of continuing vocational training in the Rems-Murr-Kreis.
The results of these studies have now been published: see page on the reports
It’s the aim of the project “Learning Locally”, to represent the educational landscape of the Rems-Murr-Kreis in a transparent way, to clarify responsibilities, to gather offers and educational institutions, and to coordinate, to network and to facilitate access. IRIS e.V., it covers two areas of the educational landscape in the Rems-Murr-Kreis. These firstly are the non-formal and informal education programs in the specific structure of the associational youth work and on the other hand the structures and deals of continuing vocational training in the Rems-Murr-Kreis.
The results of the studies on the two sub-topics can be downloaded from lernwelt-rems-murr.de.
Background of the project
The subject of the project is the teaching practice of trainers in VET (vocational and educational training).
The teaching practice of trainers is a strategically important issue for the quality of output and outcome in VET. Therefore the teaching practice has to be focused in the debate on development and the improvement of the VET system.
The mentoring prorgramme “Ağabey-Abla” is run by Deutsch-türkisches Forum Stuttgart e.V. and funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. In this mentoring program about 70 Turkish mentors accompany Turkish students particularly with regard to academic issues, but also on leisure activities. The evaluation aims at finding out how students with an immigrant background can be encouraged in an innovative way, and how the social engagement of young adults with an immigrant background can be used for this.
The network “Racism critical Migration-Pedagogics in Baden-Württemberg”, among many other organizations, calls the state government to to prevent the planned deportation of more than 10,000 Roma back to Kosovo and to create a possibility to stay permanently.
Who wants to emphasize and give the call a signing is invited to visit the Website www.aufruf-gegen-abschiebung.de.
The “Mixed Double” project aims at developing new ways of cooperation between schools and youth welfare organisations. IRIS is in charge of the scientific evaluation of the project which has been launched officially on 11 February 2011.
More information (in German) can be found at the website of the coordinating organisation “Martin-Bonhoeffer-Häuser“.
This year the staff members of IRIS e.V. took advantage of the annual Institute excursion to visit the integration and educational center of “dialog e.V.” in Reutlingen.
More information about “dialog e.V.”:
dialog e.V., Integration and educational center Ringelbachstraße 195 72762 Reutlingen Galina Lerner President 07121 / 82501
“Youth as actors of social change”, in the series “youth research” appeared in the publishing house “Juventa”. In the book edited by Axel Pohl, Barbara Stauber and Andreas Walther, results from national and international comparative studies on “Changed transition curves, structural barriers and coping strategies” are presented.
It takes up the topic of the European research project UP2YOUTH and deals with different thematic and methodological perspectives on the act of teenagers and young adults.
Cooperation between youth welfare and school, Education in early childhood
Who is governing education?
The European research project “Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe” (acronym: GOETE) seeks to add to the European knowledge-base on how educational trajectories are organised across European countries.
This first project newsletter gives a short introduction into the projects objectives, the research methods applied and the first activities in the start-up phase of the project.