The New Plan for the Prevention of School Failure in Catalonia
Resumen: This paper outlines the development of the Ministry of Education’s Compensatory Education Program focusing on the changes in Catalonia due to the Plan for Language and Social Cohesion. This program was the emblematic result of the reformist policy adopted in 1983 in the field of education. It was, therefore, a hopeful and optimistic discourse aimed at correcting social inequalities and producing higher levels of social justice. Despite the inherent weaknesses of this approach, the Compensatory Education Program has enabled carrying out interventions in particularly complex areas and, in addition, the range of activities has been very broad and ambitious. Currently, its disappearance and transformation poses a challenge to the government to address the education of ethnic minorities at risk of social exclusion as well as actions to promote school success, to reduce school failure (scheduled for 2018). The development of Education’s Compensatory Education Program will be useful to students of foreign origin in order to improve their academic opportunities and of continuing in the education system.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.7358/ecps-2016-013-llev
Año: 2016
Publicado en: ECPS, Journal of educational, cultural and psychological studies. 13 (2016), 117-140
ISSN: 2037-7932

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.112 - Developmental and Educational Psychology (Q4) - Social Psychology (Q4) - Education (Q4)

Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Didáctica Expr.Plástica (Dpto. Expres.Music.Plást.Corp.)

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