Justice for Children
The project “Justice for Children” has as main objectives: - Ensure the effectiveness of the superior interest of the child through the prevention of unprepared and uninformed contacts, at the time of the involvement and participation of the child in promotion and protection processes - Ensure improvements in judicial and administrative proceedings, which assure the proper integration of justice systems and the promotion and protection of the rights of the child systems Four sequential work packages were set: 1.Mapping of good practices and existing tools in terms of child-friendly justice 2.Development of materials adapted to children of different age groups, in order to explain of the nature of the judicial process in which they are involved and to facilitate and the hearing process, ensuring the accessibility for children with special educational needs 3.Training and dissemination of the materials produced. It’s expected the development of a Guide for good practices and recommendations for professionals. In terms of the dissemination, it is expected the elaboration of a strategic communication plan of the project 4.Project evaluation The project will have a direct impact on the children involved in these processes and on the group of professionals that work with these children, through training actions and access to more adapted materials, they will be better able to carry out their work.
Using School’s yard for ALL child’s wellbeing and development
The first years in life are of critical importance to develop cognitive and non-cognitive skills, but also to develop civic attitudes towards others, so to invest in this stage of development is crucial to ensure an inclusive society. For a real social inclusion of children with SEN we need to promote more social contact between pupils with SEN and pupils without impairments. This project is focused on bringing together children with SEN and children without impairment, in a context of formal and non-formal education, offering innovative methodologies to enable the success for all learners as well as a sense of belonging. The main goal of the project is to invest on the qualification of teaching & learning, setting up a network of inclusive schools and inclusive community organisations. This will be set up and tested by a consortium of 3 schools, 2 universities, 3 NGOs, 1 foundation and 1 enterprise. The project foresees the below objectives: 1) to improve the learning quality of children, using non-formal learning and teaching environments to: promote more social contact between pupils with SEN and pupils without impairments; develop innovative learning processes guided by flexible curricula 2) to strengthen professionals’ attitudes, skills and abilities, providing them training opportunities aligned with national- and local-level policy goals for and understandings of inclusive education 3) to use an alternative learning environment - school yards - to create an innovative methodology to develop ALL CHILDREN mathematics, science and other competences (e.g. entrepreneurship and creativity) 4) to build on the existing resources following the principles of permaculture in the economy of hydric resources, soil conservation, activation of the microbiological fauna and plague protection. 5) to increase the parents’ and community’s participation by organizing local fairs of agro products in order to raise financial resources for the sustainability of the pro...
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Growing in uRban educatIon and diversiTy
The GRIT project focuses on fostering educational equity in urban educational settings. It addresses two main target groups: (1) indirectly: urban students threatened by early school leaving, and (2) directly: in-service educational professionals which are involved in teaching in urban settings. This project chooses to focus on the matter of early school leaving since urban educational systems are particularly vulnerable to problems associated with early school leaving. This project aims at developing a growth mindset for teachers' and teams of educational professionals in urban settings, and at enabling teachers to develop their students' growth mindset. The GRIT-project will design (a) a toolkit for teachers to practice growth mindset in order to develop their students' growth, (b) a guideline (protocol) for teachers to increase students’ resilience, (c) a hand-on training for teams of educators to learn this pedagogical & innovative approach, (d) a guideline (protocol) to train teams of educational professionals how to implement the 'growth mindset approach', and (e) an e-book for different stakeholders involved in the struggle against ESL. Through concrete experimentations in 5 European countries gathering different background and with partners addressing different kind of educators, the GRIT project will allow to enhance this innovative and "bottom-up approach" among these key actors to struggle against Early School Leaving. Joana Alexandre (an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL and a full member at CIS-IUL), Cecília Aguiar (an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL and a senior researcher at CIS-IUL), Lígia Monteiro (an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL), Teresa Seabra (a senior lecturer in Sociology of Education), and Inês Alves (a research assistant) are part of the GRIT project
Plano municipal de Integração de Imigrantes
No âmbito do Plano Municipal para a Integração dos Imigrantes (PMII) que a Câmara Municipal de Loures pretende implementar, está a ser conduzido um estudo sobre as principais ideias partilhadas acerca do concelho e dos seus habitantes. Este estudo consiste na aplicação de um questionário, conduzido por uma equipa de investigadores do CIS-IUL (ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa). Consciente da necessidade de promover a coesão social e o respeito pela diversidade e pela cidadania, a Câmara Municipal de Loures encontra-se a desenvolver o PMII, em parceria com um conjunto de entidades-chave, com interesses e responsabilidades em matéria de acolhimento e integração dos imigrantes. Financiados pelo Fundo Europeu para a Integração de Nacionais de Países Terceiros, os planos municipais para a integração dos imigrantes visam o aprofundamento das políticas locais, numa lógica de sustentabilidade e de governação integrada, que conta com a participação de todos – entidades públicas e privadas – que em cada concelho trabalham em prol do acolhimento e integração dos imigrantes na sociedade portuguesa.
Social Policy experimentations supporting social investiments
The goal of Plagroups is to design a new policy measure of ECEC in Portugal, and collect indisputable causal evidence of the effectiveness of this measure on the empowering of disadvantaged children, their families and caregivers, and the members of their communities to fully participate in society.
Inclusão e sucesso académico de crianças e jovens imigrantes: o papel das dinâmicas de aculturação
O presente projeto pretende contribuir para o conhecimento sobre a integração, sucesso escolar e bem-estar dos alunos imigrantes (i.e., nacionais de países terceiros) nas escolas públicas do 1º e 2º Ciclos de Ensino Básico (CEB), em Portugal. Pretende-se concretizar este objetivo testando, especificamente, o papel das dinâmicas de aculturação e dos seus fatores psicossociais antecedentes na integração social e educativa destas crianças e jovens imigrantes. Uma vez que se pretende obter uma visão comparada e das várias perspetivas que informam o fenómeno em estudo, para além dos inquéritos a alunos imigrantes, serão ainda inquiridos alunos descendentes de imigrantes (perspetiva de um grupo comparável) e alunos de origem portuguesa (perspetive de um grupo de acolhimento). Estes dados serão contextualizados com recurso à análise dos documentos estruturantes da escola (e.g., Projeto Educativo) e com entrevistas à Direção, a elementos das coordenações pedagógicas do 1º e 2º Ciclos do CEB e inquéritos aos Diretores de Turma dos alunos imigrantes inquiridos.
Projecto ABOTA (Associação Teatro IBISCO)
O Projecto ABOTA teve em vista o apoio à Empregabilidade e ao Empreendedorismo nos Bairros da Quinta da Fonte e da Quinta do Mocho, ambos localizados no concelho de Loures, sob a coordenação do Teatro IBISCO.