The E-EVALINTO project needs to be carried out transnationally in order to prove to which extent the peer mentoring methodology and the use of an ICT environment for the evaluation of the mentoring activities are able to identify patterns and offer different action plans fitted to the potentially very different needs of students with migrant backgrounds from different cultures, in different school systems, etc.A’ Technical School of Nicosia
The E-EVALINTO team is supported in this task by 5 pilot schools, located in the partner countries, all secondary schools with different percentage of migrant students and different gap between natives and migrants.
Technical School of Larnaca (Larnaca, Cyprus). It is a vocational school attended by students from different socio-economic profiles. There are students from many different parts of the island and a 10,8 % of students from other countries (Romania, Iran, Russia, Palestine, Bulgaria), included a small group of unaccompanied minor girls from Somalia.
A’ Technical School of Nicosia (Nicosia, Cyprus). The A’ Technical School of Nicosia is the oldest among the Technical Schools of Cyprus. It was founded in 1958. The School offers three-year theoretical and practical courses, two-year apprenticeship classes (two days per week), four-year studies of Theoretical and Practical Orientation of the Evening Technical School, afternoon and evening courses. The fields of study that are offered are Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Design, Carpentry, Artistic Studies, Clothing, Hospitality and Food Arts. The percentage of non-English pupils is significant compared to native speakers and therefore special support programs are being implemented in order to support their educational and academic needs.
St. Pauls CBS (Dublin, Ireland). It is a Catholic Secondary School for boys located in an area of high socio-economic disadvantage. 38% of the students have a migrant background (from Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or with parents migrated from Kosovo, China, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia).
The Academic Secondary School of the University of Social Sciences (Łódź, Poland). Despite of a rather homogeneous ethnic structure of the Polish population, particularly in Łódź, in recent years there has been a significant influx of people from Ukraine seeking employment. This secondary school registers an 8% of students from Ukraine.
ITIS “Galileo Galilei” (Arezzo, Italy). The secondary school “G. Galilei” of Arezzo gather a vast catchment area that include not only students from Arezzo but also students from neighbor municipalities, so the historical, cultural and social profile of users is varied. 8% are foreign students from Romania, Albania, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco.
IES Venancio Blanco (Salamanca, Spain). It is a public secondary school located in a new area of Salamanca covering compulsory and post-compulsory secondary school studies, and advanced vocational training studies. The demography of the students is also diverse, with an increasing number of migrant students (10%) in particular from North Africa. The school is developing a pilot project on immigration in closed collaboration with the local associations.
IES F. García Bernalt (Salamanca, Spain). It is a public secondary school located in Salamanca city with approximately 5% of migrant students of the 606 students enrolled. The school is strongly committed to the teaching of values such as the acceptance of differences for reasons of race, origin, aptitudes, cultural or social and to the compensation of all the inequalities that may arise for these reasons. Many initiatives are being developed in collaboration with public and private organizations and NGOs like the Food Bank, Caritas and ADSIS Foundation.