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Involving the Community in Education activities

  • Mentoring: What Can Support Projects Achieve That Schools Cannot?

    This policy brief explores how European policymakers can design mentoring and other educational support projects to be an integral part of the educational landscape, and explains why it is important for them to do so. It highlights examples of successful mentoring experiences that focus on cultivating the hidden talents and potential of children of immigrants, countering prevailing narratives about these children possessing an educational deficit and needing to "catch up" in school. Finally, the brief summarizes current research on the benefits of mentoring and offers recommendations for program development and for policymakers at the EU level.
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  • Mentoring in Education -Stakeholder meeting report

    The final SIRIUS stakeholder meeting on the issue of mentoring took place in association with the final conference of the SUPREME mentoring project on 27 October in the Neth-ER offices in Brussels. The objective of the conference was to: Learn about good practices in the field of preventing early school leaving and youth unemployment; Experience how mentoring binds education and industry on a European level; Explore state of the art mentoring results in European countries; Involve decision makers in order to secure the mentor methodology and the cooperation of industry and education in Europe.
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  • The Netherlands: Foundation for Knowledge and Social Cohesion (SKC)

    We believe that every student of higher education can become a mentor, and encourage the mutual participation of everyone who lives in Amsterdam. We encourage knowledge exchange between mentee and mentor in order to create new knowledge as each side learns from the other.
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  • The European Practitioners Network

    To involve practitioners in the SIRIUS network is a challenge and is not easy to accomplish. More often policy and research networks talk about children of immigrants in education rather than work with practitioners organizations run by people with an immigrant background. The SIRIUS network wants to break away from this general trend. To get the commitment of practitioners’ organizations […]
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