The SOS network is a practitioner’s community which wants to contribute to the social inclusiveness of students with special needs and disadvantages. The website is a platform for teachers, trainers and other professionals from all over Europe on which to share good practices and experiences of inclusive education. The website is divided in various sections, namely:
- Identifying barriers/ reasons for early leaving - in this section, practitioners share difficult situations with students and describe which actions were undertaken to avoid dropping out.
- Methods and tools (see below – repository of methods and tools).
- Resources (providing EU-level reports, examples of measures).
- Interesting stories: presents different kinds of approaches to students/learners with special needs in different learning environments.
Repository of methods and tools
This is a repository of methods and tools from different countries, rated both by the SOS Network team and by the users on a scale ranging from "poor" (0) to "excellent" (5). Note that the rates of users are based on a low number of votes (2 or 3). The tools presented are extremely diverse and target different groups (e.g. those at risk of dropping out, students with special needs, the unemployed, migrant learners, Roma, etc.) and concern different types of education (general, VET, etc.).
The repository is not structured (no search by topic or target group, for instance) – it is thus difficult to find the most relevant/useful tool.
For each tool presented, there is a detailed description of the tool, its context and links to resources available.