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29 dicembre 2021

Small schools in the European Commission publication on compulsory education, technologies and inclusion

The publication “Enhancing learning through digital tools and practices. How digital technology in compulsory education can help promote inclusion”, created by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, ISBN 978-92-76-42316-4, is online.

The research, supported by the European Institute of Education and Social Policy (EIESP) and ECORYS, is presented as a comparative study in the field of education, aimed at:

  • assessing the current and potential role of digital technologies in promoting access, quality and equity in compulsory education throughout Europe;
  • intercepting the role these technologies can play in complementing and improving traditional forms of teaching and learning.

The results are based on a methodology that uses mixed models, combining research and interviews at EU country level, with virtual Delphi to consult key experts and testimonials across Europe, eight case studies and thirty-two examples of good practice, selected using sampling techniques.

In the section of the study dedicated to “Digital technologies promoting inclusion for learners with different learning needs” and in particular in the thematic area “Rural Learner”, the INDIRE research group is indicated as a reference for Italy, for virtuous interventions to be promoted also at international level. Research initiatives such as the dBook and the “School on the screen” are mentioned, the latter already recognized as good practice by the European Film Factory.

The participation of the INDIRE researcher Giuseppina Rita Jose Mangione in the Virtual Delphi allowed the Small Schools Movement to emerge among the research initiatives also included in Annex 2 of the Report on initiatives of relevance for European study.


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