The current numbers of early school leaving (ESL) are impressive as far the EU 27 countries and non-EU countries is concerned. According to the Final Report "Reducing early school leaving: key messages and policy supports" (Nov. 2013), in the first case we have a 22.8 % and for the second 26.7 % while the native born early school leaving data at 11.6%.
In particular the percentages of ESL non-EU born students in the partners countries are: Belgium 26%; France 22,7%; Italy 40,5%; Portugal 19,4 %; Norway 15,3%.
According to these data the consortium decided to develop the SHIP project.
The principal objective is to reducing the ESL percentage of the students with foreign origin based on many reasons of which low education level of migrant parents can be most of the time the main one and it is a result of two important factors.
Low educational level achieved in home country and different knowledge learned between origin and destination countries.
To tackle this problem there are a wide array of actions that have to be taken.
SHIP project wants to ensure a parents involvement in the school activities, giving them the possibility to follow step by step the activities of their children. This will be possible through improving communication between parents and schools and establishing positive educational environment at home for pupils with migrant background.
SHIP is targeting parents with migrant background that will be identified according to their origin and the school attainments of their pupils, in key competences like reading, mathematical and scientific literacy pointed out by the "Programme for International Student Assessment" (PISA).
There will be 25 parents who will make up an experimental group. On the other side SHIP will set up a control group with 25 parents. On the first group it will be implemented the largest part of the activities while the second one will be used mainly as a group control and for measuring the impact of the project.