The European Learning Space on ESL offers a wealth of content and expertise that has been accumulated in early school leaving at the international, national, local, and institutional levels. Visitors can find up-to-date information and resources on ESL. The linked and interactive functions support a deeper understanding of the broader context of the problem.
What resources are offered?
- Good practice repository – A structured database of good practices to identify and manage students at risk. The structure of the description and the strong focus on the contextual factors of good practices aims to support the adaptation of solutions and ideas that were piloted previously by others. It is not only possible to download but also to share good practices.
- My stories – Short videos and written cases about colourful and true stories of students and teachers to bring the problem closer and prepare emotionally for exploring real solutions. In this unique part of the portal individuals share their own stories, feelings and experiences about being a drop-out or working with students at risk.
- Interactive statistics – A structured and comparable ESL-related country data collection of Europe with an interactive visualization for researchers and policy makers. About 100 different variables are uploaded into 5 variable-groups (1. ESL/ELET and NEET variables, 2. Participation in education, 3. Youth indicators, 4. PISA variables, 5. Country background indicators) of 34 European countries. This section of the portal enables evidence-based analyses of the problem.
- ESL-Library – A collection of the ESL literature: European and national policy papers, research papers, booklets on ESL topic. The Library has filters by type of the documents, by author, title, publication year, language and country.
Glossary and the Tag-system – The tag-system is a collection of keywords and definitions related to the professional background information on ESL. All the tags – and some other keywords on ESL – have a short explanation in the Glossary. All the contents in the ESLplus Portal are tagged. The tags link the professional materials and the recommended related elements, which are shown to the readers automatically.