This European funded project will work with all stakeholders to build community-based, integrated pedagogical techniques in order to improve dropout rates in minority and poor communities.
The project will involve teachers, students, families, and local communities in developing and testing techniques for reducing school dropout rates and improving educational outcomes. It also aims to integrate classroom experiences with real-world situations, so that students can appreciate the concrete reasons for the skills and knowledge they are learning. This in turn will better equip young people for the job market.

TERAPI will also put local teachers in contact with each other and with university researchers, allowing them to share knowledge and best practices. By working together, teachers can test and evaluate a wide variety of techniques, sharing their expertise and their experiences within a network of local and international organizations.

Geographical Diversity and Shared Challenges

Institutions in three European countries – Italy, Romania, and France – will take part in the project. All face similar challenges and share similar values; the project partners hope to build more equitable educational practices that serve a diverse and sometimes disadvantaged populations. They also hope to instill the values of citizenship and participation in these communities, taking advantage of talented students whose contributions may be lost by not finishing their studies.

European Support for Education

The new initiative supports European priorities for education, and has received support as part of its Strategic Partnerships funding instrument. These actions help educators work across borders to exchange promising new ideas and best practices to improve the quality of education, particularly for vulnerable populations.
Updated on October 29, 2018