The research project of TOCSIN (Teacher suppΟrt Confronting Social INequalities – TOCSIN) has been co-financed by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) (FM GR07 / 3708).
The planning of the project complies with the Code of Conduct on Social and Educational Research, which has been approved by the no. 59/10-12-2015 act of the Administrative Board of the Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
More specifically, the basic concept of TOCSIN is to study the consequences of the escalating economic crisis upon vulnerable population at early childhood education schools. TOCSIN aims to record and analyze existing problems and difficulties, which children face during their early childhood schooling experience in the context of social and economic inequalities in Greece, as well as teachers’ practices to support them.
In particular, it aims to provide:
- an account of the current difficulties that students face as presented in schools (according to school principals reports),
- a detailed presentation of teachers’ good practices though semi-structured interviews with teachers,
- an electronic platform with educational material and tools to support teachers based on the results of the survey, and
- a well-organized dissemination process based on collaboration with associations, networks and experts to ensure its long-lasting effects.
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