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TITLE OF THE PUBLICATION
School reintegration and educational alliance: toward an integration school and community approaches
« Accrochage scolaire et alliances éducatives : vers une intégration des approches scolaires et communautaires »
SURNAME AND NAME OF AUTHOR(S)
Catherine Blaya (University of Burgundy), Ghislain Plunus (University of Liège), Jean-Luc Gilles (Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud), Chantal Tièche Christinat (Haute école pédagogique du canton de Vaud).
PUBLISHER
ERUDIT – Virtual scientific magazine “Education et Francophonie”
PLACE AND DATE OF PUBLICATION
Montreal (Canada) – autumn 2011
TYPE OF PUBLICATION
Newspaper / Magazine article
LANGUAGE OF THE DOCUMENT
French
LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW
English
THEMATIC AREA
Identification of students’ at risk
DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
In this article, the authors develop an analysis to integrate school and community approaches of early school leaving.

Firstly, they describe the “the school approach”.
If the school can generate exclusion, it can also cultivate protection factors: support relations, empathy, individual assistance … that can make school reintegration of students at risk easier.
The authors illustrate this approach describing structures that make it possible for students in difficulty to go out (for more or less short periods) of a school environment with which they have problematic relations, in order to bring them to get themselves back together in places that offer possibilities of new emotional and cognitive commitment.
The authors then develop “the community approach”.
The multidimensional aspect of early school leaving highlights the importance of factors external to school. From this perspective, the authors describe the interest of initiatives involving “educational alliances” that go beyond the school in a community framework.
This approach has been developed for around fifteen years. It mobilises a large numbers of protagonists from all the areas of society.
The authors illustrate this approach through a survey conducted in French-speaking Belgium, aiming to set up an cross-sector consultation strategy against early school leaving (presented in the [email protected] project: http://schoolinclusion.pixel-online.org/document.php?id_doc=321&doc_lang=French&str_search)

At the end of the article, the authors make several suggestions for a “quality approach” in the implementation, analysis and regulation of new educational alliances including the school and community approaches.
COMMENTS ON THIS PUBLICATION
According to the authors, the phenomenon of early school leaving has various factors, which each corresponds to a category of protagonist that should be called up in collaboration with other agents, case by case, depending on the characteristics of the student’s situation.

This type of community reintegration involves educational alliances between many agents from various areas such as justice, health, social work, corporations and school. This approach is particularly developed in the United States and Canada, especially in Quebec where its positive impact on the decrease of early school leaving has been demonstrated.

According to the authors, through the analysis of educational alliances in a community approach integrating the school approach, the conditions for success should eventually emerge as well as the modalities of an efficient and systemic prevention of early school leaving.
Name of Compiler
Julien Keutgen
Name of Institution
Inforef
Role in the institution
Translator – project assistant

20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.