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1 Empower.ment A Leonardo Project

2 "Empower ModEl iN Transfer" EMPOWER-model: quality management/evaluation model developed in a previous Leonardo project Empower.ment aims at transferring this model to other partners, countries, vocational and/or educational contexts

3 PROJECT OBJECTIVES Fostering the improvement of quality management within the different national scholastic systems Providing schools with the information, methodology and tools to collaborate efficiently with the different actors Sharing Empower model 2010 and the needed indicators to evaluate and measure one’s own work and results  continuous improvement of quality

4 TRANSFER Object of transfer: Empower model: quality system related to school management and educational school services with a particular focus on the inclusion and scholastic integration of immigrant students Geographical (Italy, Austria, Romania) Adaptive (regarding the needs of other target groups): extension from immigrant students to all vulnerable learners

5 PARTNERSHIP Austria: GRg 14 “Goethe-Gymnasium”, Astgasse, Wien RgORG 15, European High School, Henriettenplatz, Wien Stadtschulrat für Wien Italy: Casagrande/Cesi IPSSCTP “De Filippis”, Vibo Valentia Ufficio Scolastico Provinciale, Terni Frontiera Lavoro, Perugia Romania: Grup Scolar Industrial Constructii Masini, Sibiu Inspectoratul al Judetului, Sibiu

6 6 EMPOWER MODEL - The structure Vulnerable learner graduate Stakeholders Requirements and objectives Organisation system Process Training Results, Analysis and Improvement Resource Management Needs satisfactions Management system continuous improvement

7 7 EMPOWER MODEL - Dimensions AOrganization system Management system Responsibility Review BNeeds and objectives Stakeholder needs Policies and overall objectives Learning objectives CResources Human resources Infrastructure DTraining process Design and development Supply and learning Context services EResults, Analysis and Improvement

8 EMPOWER MODEL – Self Assessment SWOT analysis: Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats SMART objectives: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-bound

9 SWOT Analysis – Example: Dimension A STRENGTHS CommunicationDim A1.3 – works very well within subgroups of teachers – informal verbal communication is sufficient for many purposes Processes Dim A1.1 – most of them work quite reasonably – some are exactly documented (registration for the Reifeprüfung, registration for mandatory electives etc.) Forms Dim A1.2 – hardcopies of all important forms available Instructions Dim A1.1 – available for some processes (e.g.handout for head teachers - winlehr-software, instructions for assessment tests for students who have been absent for a longer period of time etc.) – code of conduct, rules for IT rooms, library etc. WEAKNESSES Mission statement Dim A2.1 – does not exist School profile Dim A2.1 – outdated (website) Responsibilities Dim A2.1 – partly undefined (principle of voluntariness) OrganizationDim A1.2 – many organizational matters work quite well, therefore evaluation and improvement are not considered necessary – Innovations are met with reluctance (average age: 47,5): „Since everything is working now, innovations can only create more (unnecessary) work.” CommunicationDim A1.3 – lack of communication – effectiveness not evaluated – new forms of communication, e.g. MoK, are not accepted Documents Dim A1.2 – different versions Evaluation Dim A3 – Self-evaluation is not obligatory – no internal or external evaluation (no continuous improvement process) Midday care, after school care Dim A1 – Midday care: lack of written communication regarding organization, attendance lists etc. – teachers handle things differently, sometimes there is no staff member who feels competent to help teachers who substitute – Day care: cf. midday care, written information is available, but most information is given verbally

10 SWOT Analysis – Example: Dimension A OPPORTUNITIES Mission statement Dim A2.1 – written mission statement School profile Dim A2.1 – update of the school profile Communication Dim A1.3 – development and adaptation of the MoK in order to improve internal communication Documents and formsDim A1.2 – Design of clearly defined documents and forms (title, date, creator, filing), availability in the MoK – Creation of a school manual in order to facilitate working processes EvaluationDim A3 – evaluation of some aspects Midday care, after school care Dim A1.2 – provide written instructions and support THREATS Processes Dim A1.1 – work reasonably well – nobody feels that improvements are necessary – overregulation makes creative projects difficult CommunicationDim A1.3 – informal verbal communication is sufficient – nobody feels a necessity to define processes, let alone to comply with them – the transition from a system that works to one that is more regulated may lead to difficulties – Some teachers are „overstressed“ by new regulations („It’s always been like this….“) – not all of them follow them (e.g. new form for absences of one or more days that has to be submitted to the Vienna School Board) – new staff members do not have enough information – processes and necessary information are only communicated verbally Resistance Dim A1.3 – actual issues are not dealt with – pretended arguments are used as an excuse

11 SMART SMART Objectives & Targets - Improvement programme 1 Definition of school - address for all of our appr. 100 teachers. Explanation of use. B. SchweigerMarch 2011 learning video, 10 netbooks, one touch screen, WLAN in the library must be checked regularly by all teachers, at least once a week 2 Photo of all teachers available on MOK (mobile conference room) M. G ö ssingerMarch 2011Digital camera Photos by end of March 2011 rest of the photos by end of June Strengthen the use of MOK (mobile conference room) Director, M ³, … March 2011 learning video, 10 netbooks, one touch sreen, WLAN in the library 16 double the usage rate by November Develop a quality policy and mission statement Director, M ³, … Spring TermDiscussion, other examples 24Publication on school-website 5Adaptation of school profileM³M³ Spring TermDiscussion, meetings 24Publication on school-website 6Organsational Manual for MoK MOK Expert Quality Expert until June 2012Workgroup 24Publication via MoK 7Improvement of day care manager day care Spring Term Written Instructions for teachers 10Improvement in 2011 / Improvement of midday careworking groupSpring Term Written Instructions for teachers 10Improvement in 2011 / Evaluation of reading support programmes WolfFall Term 2012Reading Tests (SLs, IKM, WLt) 24detailed recognition of needs of SH 10 0 Evaluation of Drop outsWolfFall Term 2012Workgroup 24detailed analysis of reasons for drop outs


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