Hopeful – Extending teacHers’ cOmPetences in the effective teaching of literacy, numeracy and digital skills to rEFUgee children
HOPEFUL aims at promoting the successful integration of refugee children in education and improving their school performance.
Grant Agreement Number: 2019-1-MT01-KA201-051267
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 10/2019-09/2021
As a repercussion of wars and the refugee crisis, a significant percentage of refugee children currently residing in EU Member States have been out of the school environment for several years, and many have never attended school, although they are of school age. Despite the fact that EU statistics show that refugee children have lower educational performance and are more likely to leave school earlier, the educational policies from EU states have been slow in addressing the needs of refugee students.
Refugee children face barriers in order to successfully integrate in the hosting society, as they do not speak the hosting country language and most of them have been out of school for several years. This has intensified the need for tailor-made training provision to the school teachers in order to effectively improve the school performance of refugee children (in literacy, numeracy and digital skills) and address their needs.
By developing a diagnostic tool for the assessment of literacy, numeracy & digital competences, gaps and needs of refugee children and enhancing the teachers’ skills on the aforementioned topics, HOPEFUL aims at promoting the successful integration of refugee children in education and improving their school performance.