Dropout an international problem
Youth not completing an education programme is a substantial problem also in other EU member countries. Translational initiatives to increase the quality of education programmes within vocational colleges are important components in the effort to improve teacher competencies and increase motivation, thus increasing best practice regarding the dropout issue as well as increasing the intercultural comprehension and teaching/training competencies of vocational college teachers.
The objective of this project is to implement best practice with regard to teaching/training methods and administrative methods that can reduce dropout rates.
Exchange of experiences regarding implementation of proposals to reduce dropout rates from other projects – on which this project is based – will take place at three seminars and through debate via the Internet in between seminars.
The implementation of measures to reduce dropout rates that will take place in connection with this project will be an integrated part of the dropout policy in the vocational colleges/schools participating in this project. Project results will not only show an effect during the project period; They will remain part of the vocational colleges’/schools’ measures to reduce dropout rates after the termination date of the project.
The results of the project’s transnational exchange of experiences regarding the problem with implementing measures to reduce dropout rates will be uploaded to the project’s website. Results will also be described in a conclusive project report and they will be valorised in cooperation with EFVET (European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training).