This section proposes a selection of inspiring examples, including:

These examples were selected as part of the Cedefop study ‘Leaving education early: putting vocational education and training (VET) centre stage’. Would you like to know more about the methodology used to select the examples and the countries covered? Go to About >

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    Digital Inclusive Trainers for Accessible Education

    The project intends to define a teaching paradigm for inclusive digital trainers in vocational education and training (VET), transferring to participants innovative teaching approaches, engagement strategies and user-friendly tools for the development of learner-centred inclusive digital training. Inclusive and accessible VET programmes can help people with sensory disabilities, increasing their participation in the labour market; at the same time, they can improve the skills of professional trainers and expand their job opportunities.

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    European Education Area Strategic Framework - Working Group on Schools, sub-group Pathways to School Success

    The report provides guidance on how to improve and make classroom-based assessment more inclusive and better integrated. It is one of the key outcomes of the European Education Area Working Group on Schools.

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    Cedefop Briefing note

    Cedefop, together with its CareersNet partners in EU Member States and beyond, has collected examples of lifelong guidance policies and practices that support the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities. This briefing note showcases some of these initiatives in EU Member States and beyond, and presents policy pointers for further action.

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    UNICEF Series on Education Participation and Dropout Prevention - Volume 2

    UNICEF helps countries and education professionals improve their strategies to prevent school dropout. Building on the Education Participation Series, this brief on Early Warning Systems for students at risk of dropping out aims to guide education decision-makers and schools on dropout prevention.

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    Liceo del Lavoro

    The work-based learning programme for dropouts is an inclusive excellence model for reducing early school leaving. This model fosters the recovery of young dropouts by promoting their integral human development. It requires: 

    1. a strongly work-based-oriented learning method; 
    2. coaching aiming at a supported transition to work; 
    3. social-emotional learning through a tutoring service.
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    Smart Training Education Platform

    Based on DigComp 2.0 methodology, the STEP 3 online course consists of key components of digital competence within five areas - including: 1) information and data literacy, 2) communication and collaboration, 3) digital content creation, 4) safety, and 5) problem solving. It offers a wide range of resources that are accessible to everyone and can be used to develop digital skills. The platform is a valuable resource for both teachers and learners, offering a variety of useful e-tools and applications in the format of video instruction.

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    A catalogue on non-formal education methods

    Educ’Action: Education in Action! 
    A catalogue of 40 non-formal education techniques that can be used by teachers in classes. The catalogue presents the activities, indicating the objectives, the duration and number of participants, the materials to be used, the results to be obtained and the methods of evaluation.

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    Smooth Hybrid and Online Working for VET

    SHOW-VET aims to provide VET for all people smoothly and ecologically regardless of their residency or challenging life situation.

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    European Commission

    In 2021, education ministers in the EU adopted a Council Recommendation on blended learning approaches for high-quality and inclusive primary and secondary education, supported by a handbook. ‘Blended learning’ in formal education and training can be a blend of: school site and other physical learning environments (companies, training centres, distance learning, outdoor, cultural sites, etc.) or blending different digital and non-digital learning tools. 

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    Maximilian Krötz and Viola Deutscher

    Despite high drop-out rates from vocational education and training (VET) throughout most countries and a long research tradition on potential drop-out reasons, little is known about the effects exerted on drop-out intentions by the quality of training. Furthermore, only rarely do scholars distinguish between different drop-out directions, and systematic insights on possibly differing causes are scarce.

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    Svenja Böhn and Viola Deutscher, University of Mannheim, Germany

    Internationally, vocational education and training (VET) faces some major challenges, one of them certainly constituting the number of premature terminations of contract. A large part of former research within this context has concentrated on the identification and analysis of dropout reasons from the apprentice’s point of view.

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    Gelly Aroni, Marios Koukounaras-Liagkis, Iro Potamousi, Angelos Vallianatos

    The handbook “31 Basic Activities” is a resource for all who work in the field of inclusion. It addresses the challenges of receiving students with refugee background in schools, and is developed for educators and professionals in the field.

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    Σχολεία για όλους – Συμπερίληψη Παιδιών Προσφύγων στα Ελληνικά Σχολεία

    Schools for All project aims to strengthen the democratic and inclusive culture in schools, targeting schools with reception classes. It offers training and support to the school community (heads, teachers, parents, students) on issues related to democratic citizenship, inclusion and human rights.

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    Edgar Pereira, Mary Kyriazopoulou, Harald Weber

    Vocational Education and Training (VET) prepares citizens to participate in the labour market, but requires continuous development to adapt to the impacts of global trends, to become more attractive and relevant, to support lifelong learning, to encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and to become more inclusive. European legislation and structural funds improved VET for people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, for example in the case of the European qualifications framework (EQF) and the national qualifications frameworks (NQFs).

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    OECD policy brief

    Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine has led to the most important humanitarian crisis in the OECD area since World War II, affecting millions of people and a severe economic, social and educational shock of uncertain duration and magnitude. This policy brief discusses how VET systems in host countries can become more inclusive and supportive of Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s large-scale aggression, building on OECD work on VET for young refugees, an analysis of VET in Ukraine, and first policy responses to the current crisis.

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