DREAMS: how to prevent early school leaving after primary school?
The transition of students from primary school to secondary school can be a very delicate moment in which it is possible to feel disoriented. Families and teachers are struggling to accompany children in this complex moment, which often does not deal with critical issues. Children go from a family system to a completely new context in which they concern themselves as being more independent and risk being unprepared and not feeling part of the new reality.
Students who already have greater frailties are those who most need to be accompanied, understood and listened to and often perceive a real void between one phase and another.
The DREAMS project is a KA2 project, funded by the Erasmus + program, has the purpose to fill this gap, raising awareness among teachers and parents of the importance of taking care of this step.
The project started in December 2019, with a meeting in Barcelona, where “La Xixa Teatre” hosted a meeting between the school “IC Cassarà-Guida”, the Spanish school “Fundació per a Escoles Parroquials -L’Esperança ”, the Portuguese school“ Agrupamento de Escolas do Barreiro ”and CESIE.
Together, in a two-year course, the objective is set to prevent early school leaving by analyzing reality in the best way possible to better use the Theatre of the Oppressed to respond to identified needs.
The Theatre of the Oppressed allow the guys to uncover conflicts and difficulties. It is an educational methodology that was born in Brazil in the 1960s and induces individuals to change by exploring their expressive skills and talents. The goal of this theatrical technique is to enhance a precise stance, that could be a benefit for the “oppressed”.
In Palermo, from 12 to 15 March, a training course for teachers will be hosted, here the they will learn the theatrical techniques that will allow them to follow their students in an innovative and creative way.
About the project
DREAMS – Fostering diversity in primary to secondary school transition to prevent early school leaving is a project funded by the Erasmus+ program: Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnership in education
- Associació La Xixa Teatre (Spain, coordinator),
- CESIE (Italy),
- Agrupamento de Escolas do Barreiro (Portugal),
- I.C. Cassarà-Guida (Italy),
- Fundació per a les Escoles Parroquials-L’Esperança (Spain)