Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la formation et la profession enseignante (CRIFPE)

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Publication

The EdCan Network (2018). The Rural Advantage: Rallying Communities Around Our Students A guide for leading dropout prevention in your small town. Toronto, Ontario : The EdCan Network.

Résumé

What is L’ÉcoRéussite? L’ÉcoRéussite is a partnership that brings together over 20 community organizations working to provide social, educational, and recreational activities and services for disadvantaged families across Quebec’s Chaudière-Appalaches region, specifically within the Regional County Municipality of Montmagny. “L’ÉcoRéussite” is a compound word uniting the words “ecosystem” and “success.” The former refers to the environment within which a child is raised, including all of the ‘systems’ – key individuals and groups – that impact his/her development: the child or adolescent themselves, the family in which they are raised, the school they attend, and the community in which they live.

1 The latter refers to the goal to which all of these community partners, who emanate from these four domains, strive towards: the educational success of children and youth. As a whole, this can also be referred to as the “ecosystem approach.” Problem statement: The program emerged as a response to data on student achievement, indicating a 50% success rate on Grade four French-language assessments in 2011.

2 Data collected by a community social services organization also indicated significant cases of parental negligence, child physical abuse, and poor psychological treatment.

3 In line with these indicators and in addition to academic challenges, educators have furthermore outlined student challenges related to bullying, behaviour, and ability to manage emotions, which has led to regular suspensions and removal of students from class. Community organizations have also highlighted low literacy skills among parents, lack of access to books within municipalities and, for some parents, a complete absence of the ability to read and write. Eight municipalities within the region are prioritized within the program’s action plans, due to their status as being exceptionally disadvantaged.

4 This takes the form of low educational attainment, widespread unemployment, and brain drain of the most educated and skilled individuals, which contribute to a cycle of declining and aging populations, school closure, and a scaling back of public services. Approach and impact: Program activities are offered both inside and outside the classroom and are targeted towards all stages of an individual’s early socialization and development, from the ages of 0–24. With this approach, schools and community partners seek to support not only youth and adolescents, but also preschool children and their parents before they enter the K-12 school system, as well as young adults who have dropped out and who have become parents themselves. 

Lien

https://www.edcan.ca/wp-content/uploads/Practical-applications-for-education-leaders-tasked-with-improving-student-retention-in-disadvantaged-rural-communities-1-1.pdf
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Adresse civique

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy
Pavillon Marie-Victorin – C-536
Outremont (Québec) H2V 2S9

Adresse postale

Université de Montréal
Faculté des Sciences de l'Éducation
CRIFPE – C-543
C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7