Keynote Presentation at the CNESCO (Conseil national d’évaluation du système scolaire) and CIEP Sorbonne University Member Conference, Paris
Dr. Paul Downes, Associate Professor of Education (Psychology) in the School of Human Development and Director of DCU’s Educational Disadvantage Centre gave a keynote presentation at the CNESCO (Conseil national d’évaluation du système scolaire) CIEP Sorbonne Universities’ Conference on Early School Leaving Prevention, Paris on November 9th, 2017.
Dr. Downes’ presentation, Early school leaving: taking a holistic, differentiated and systemic international perspective on the issue, can be accessed here. It builds on his recent reports published by the European Commission in the areas of inclusive systems in and around schools, school bullying and violence, and multidisciplinary teams in and around schools. Developing Dr. Downes’ conceptual framework on system blockage and inclusive systems, these reports highlight the importance of emotional-relational dimensions to early school leaving, previously overlooked by earlier OECD reports.
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CNESCO offers independent evaluation for the French Education Ministry and is funded by the French Education Ministry.
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