Peer Learning Activities relevant to this Peer Learning Cluster or group:
- (De)segregation in education
- Fight against failure at school and inequality in education
- Measures targeted to disadvantaged youth
- Pre-school education in Turkey: Parental education and programmes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Preschool education in Sweden and the connection between pre-schooling, school-age childcare and compulsory school in the light of life-long-learning
- Preventative and compensatory measures to reduce early school leaving
- School integration of immigrant children, positive discrimination measures, support to school drop-outs
- Schools as Learning Communities
Access and Social Inclusion
Aims and Objectives
The Peer Learning Cluster has mainly worked on the issues of early school leaving and education and migration, even though it has also focused on closely related issues, such as adult education and literacy and early education and care.
The meetings have seen the intervention of high level academics and of representatives of relevant stakeholders.
Six Peer learning activities have been organised so far:
- October 2006, Brussels, on positive discrimination and migrant education
- January 2007, Dublin, on measures against early school leaving
- April 2007, Hungary, on (de)segregation in education
- November 2007, Paris, on policies for equal opportunities in education
- January 2008, Ireland, on adult literacy
- October 2008, Basque country, on learning communities
The Cluster work on education and migration has constituted a key building block for the preparation of the Green paper on "Migration and mobility: challenges and opportunities for EU education systems Green paper on 'Migration and mobility: challenges and opportunities for EU education and systems', published by the Commission on 3 July 2008.
The Peer Learning Cluster on Access and social inclusion has worked since May 2006 on issues related to equity in education.
It is thus fundamental to look at which policies and measures may be effective in making the outcomes of education less dependent on the socio-economic or ethnic background of learners.