Growing in uRban educatIon and diversiTy

Funded by EU
GRIT; 01/09/2018 to 28/02/2021

      The GRIT project focuses on fostering educational equity in urban educational settings. It addresses two main target groups: (1) indirectly: urban students threatened by early school leaving, and (2) directly: in-service educational professionals which are involved in teaching in urban settings. This project chooses to focus on the matter of early school leaving since urban educational systems are particularly vulnerable to problems associated with early school leaving.

     This project aims at developing a growth mindset for teachers' and teams of educational professionals in urban settings, and at enabling teachers to develop their students' growth mindset. The GRIT-project will design (a) a toolkit for teachers to practice growth mindset in order to develop their students' growth, (b) a guideline (protocol) for teachers to increase students’ resilience, (c) a hand-on training for teams of educators to learn this pedagogical & innovative approach, (d) a guideline (protocol) to train teams of educational professionals how to implement the 'growth mindset approach', and (e) an e-book for different stakeholders involved in the struggle against ESL. Through concrete experimentations in 5 European countries gathering different background and with partners addressing different kind of educators, the GRIT project will allow to enhance this innovative and  "bottom-up approach" among these key actors to struggle against Early School Leaving.

     Joana Alexandre (an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL and a full member at CIS-IUL), Cecília Aguiar (an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL and a senior researcher at CIS-IUL), Lígia Monteiro (an assistant professor at ISCTE-IUL), Teresa Seabra (a senior lecturer in Sociology of Education), and Inês Alves (a research assistant) are part of the GRIT project 






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