SALEACOM. Overcoming Inequalities in Schools and Learning Communities: Innovative Education for a New Century

 What is   SALEACOM?

The main objective of SALEACOM is to address educational and social exclusion in schools and learning communities. SALEACOM seeks to create an International Research Network that has the following aims:

  1. To increase worldwide cooperation in the study of successful actions with children and youth systematically underserved
  2. To provide high-quality training programs for teachers and educational researchers aiming at overcoming inequalities
  3. To develop interdisciplinary solutions for and with learners most heavily affected by inequalities, including access and quality of higher education
  4. To design strengths-based methodologies for international comparative research to further the impact of research on the lives of students who have been historically excluded
  5. To create a global program of successful educational actions to be implemented across educational systems.

This project consists of secondments of research and innovation staff (exchanges) with an in-built return mechanism. The organisations constituting the partnership contribute directly to the implementation of the joint research and innovation activities by seconding and/or hosting eligible staff members.

The secondments will be based on partners’ complementarities in skills, methodological expertise and knowledge of several excluded populations that face similar challenges globally (i.e. Roma, Indigenous populations, African American, among others.). The complementary competences of the participants as well as other synergies will be done through networking activities, organisation of workshops and seminars to facilitate sharing of knowledge, new skills acquisition and career development for research and innovation staff members. In parallel, the project involves the exploration of paradigms, principles and practices in order to overcome inequalities in schools and learning communities.

This project started in January 2015 and will be finished in December 2017 (36 months)

This is the list of Work Packages (WP) and the main issues that are covered within our International partnership:

  • WP1 (2015) Successful actions in a global world for the systematically underserved
  • WP2 (2016) Generative teachers as agents of change: preparing teachers for reflective, innovative and inclusive societies
  • WP3 (2017) Excellence in higher education: pathways to success of the systematically underserved
  • WP4 (2015 – 2017) Expanding horizons on research methodologies
  • WP5 (2015 – 2017) Lasting collaborations, creating networks and consolidating know-how