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INNOVATION APPROACHES TO INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN EUROPE - THE IMPACT OF SECOND CHANCE SCHOOLS

Vol.10, Issue 1, 2024, pp. 21-42 Full text

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.24.1.2
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Author:
Elena Blagoeva https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8063-6433

Affiliation: New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria 002qhr126

Abstract
This article presents research and findings related to the Second Chance Schools - an innovative approach which is gaining strength and popularity in recent years but is almost unknown in Bulgaria. The documentary research, the analysis of interviews of the various actors and the online surveys during the project revealed a set of characteristics of Second Chance Schools common to most countries in Europe. The study reveals that in the countries where the SCS approach has been applied, early school leavers' rates are going down.

Keywords: education management, inclusive education, Second Chance education, Second Chance Schools

Article history:
Submitted: 11 March 2024
Reviewed: 8 April 2024
Accepted: 7 May 2024
Published: 22 June 2024

Citation (APA):
Blagoeva, E. (2024). Innovation Approaches to Inclusive Education in Europe - The Impact of Second Chance Schools. English Studies at NBU, 10(1), 21-42. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.24.1.2

Copyright © 2024 Elena Blagoeva

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Funding:
The study was financed by and conducted within the framework of Erasmus+ project - S2CENE - STRENGTHENING SECOND CHANCE NETWORKS IN EUROPE – with the help of the participating institutions from Portugal, France, Croatia and Bulgaria. Project number 621535-EPP-1-2020-1-PT-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN. 01v2m4n12

Acknowledgements: The author expresses her gratitude to AE2O - Association for Second Chance Education, Innovation Services S.A. (Portugal), European Association of Cities of Second Chance Schools (France), Adult Education Institution Dante (Croatia) as contributors to data collection. Special thanks to Luis Mesquita, Poliksena Hardalova and Lachezar Afrikanov for their quality expert assistance.

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