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12 November 2020
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Increasing Attendance and Enrolment Rates in Secondary Education (ENROLMENT)

Action /Activity:

Action II: Education and Training
Activity II.II: Increasing Educational Attainment And Skill Levels By Providing Access To All

Title of the Operation:

Increasing Attendance and Enrolment Rates in Secondary Education (ENROLMENT)

Operation Number:

TREESP2.2.ENROLMENT

Implementation Period:

Service component: 10.12.2021 - 09.06.2024

Supply component (Lot 1): 20.05.2022-16.11.2022

Supply component (Lot 3): 20.05.2022- 31.12.2022

Supply component (Lot 2): 07.03.2023 - 03.08.2023

Supply component (Lot 4): 07.03.2023 - 03.08.2023

Supply component (Lot 5): 07.03.2023 - 03.08.2023

Operation Beneficiary:

Directorate General of Secondary Education (DG SE) in the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) of the Republic of Türkiye

Website / Social Media Accounts:

https://odap.meb.gov.tr/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCubefWJBrcUNvqOydpRZzTw
https://www.instagram.com/mebodap/
https://twitter.com/MebOdap
https://www.linkedin.com/company/mebodap/

Interventions and Estimated Results:

The Operation has service and supply components.

Operation Purpose is to support efforts to increase attendance and enrolment rates in secondary education through development and implementation of a comprehensive prevention, intervention and compensation model

Target groups:
• Relevant staff of the DGs of the MoNE
• Teachers and school managers
• Secondary school students especially at risk of early school leaving and class repetition
• Parents
• Civil society organisations (NGOs)

Activities under service contract:

• Developing a prevention, intervention and compensation model:

A prevention, intervention and compensation model will be developed for strengthening the sense of belonging of the students to school and increasing their motivation as well as improving the communication between the student and the teacher.

Via this method; students under the risk of early school leaving, absense and class repetition will be targeted. The Model will specifically target girls in the provinces where they are under a greater risk of facing such risks.

Also, a Guideline for implementing the Model and a National Strategy Document will be prepared.

The Model will be implemented in 50 pilot schools by targeting the students under the risk of early school leaving. In this context; activities on visual arts, music, motivation raising, drama/performance arts and laboratory studies will be implemented. To this aim; social, cultural, sportive, scientific activities, role model meetings, motivation raising and creative educational activities, etc. will be realized.

Besides, compensation/catch up classes on reading comprehension, Mathematics and Science courses -composed of maximum 25 students each- will be established. In order to publicize the Model, awareness-raising activities targeting the policy makers/education authorities, mukhtars and community leaders, CSO representatives and the media will be organised. Furthermore, university visits will be arranged for increasing the information and awareness levels of the students at risk of early school leaving.

• Early Warning System

An Early Warning System will be developed which is expected to enable a systematic monitoring of school attendance of the secondary education students and timely identification of early school leaving for further development of relevant measures.

• Family visits and infromation meetings:

Families of 1.500 students, specifically that of girls, will be visited by the teachers and school principals.

• Scientific and Technical Studies:

Desk studies will be conducted on the best practices at the international level, also current situation and needs analyses will be realised.

• Workshops, conferences and other organisations:

With the participation of relevant parties, regional workshops will be organised, and coordination meetings will be held twice a year with the aim of developing the Model.

Pilot provinces: There are 14 pilot provinces composed of İstanbul, Tekirdağ, Afyonkarahisar, Sakarya, Ankara, Hatay, Nevşehir, Çankırı, Trabzon, Ağrı, Bingöl, Hakkari, Şanlıurfa and Şırnak.

The purpose of the supply component is to support efforts to increase attendance and enrolment rates in secondary education through providing basic materials and equipment necessary for arts, music, drama and science activities to the activity classrooms that will be established and/or equipped in pilot schools.

Current Situation:
(End of April 2024)

By the end of April 2024, following activities have been conducted:

Service component:

- Implementation period of service component started on 10.12.2021. The Kick-off Meeting was held on 13.12.2021.

- The Opening Event was held on 26 July 2022 with the participation of representatives from relevant public institutions and stakeholders.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.2, the draft Legislation Review Report has been approved and the related activity has been finalized.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.2.1, two 2-day workshops have been completed and workshop evaluation reports have been finalized.

- Within the scope of Activity 1.2.2, 2 workshops on legislation review were carried out in Ankara on 6-7 April 2022 and 27-28 April 2022.

- Within the scope of Activity 4.1, 3 regional workshops were organised in Ankara, Hatay and İstanbul on 25-26 April 2022, 17-18 May 2022, 23-25 May 2022, respectively. 3 workshop evaluation reports were prepared.

- A logo has been developed to be used in all administrative and written materials and communication tools with regard to the Design and Development of Branding and Operational Corporate Identity.

- Within the scope of activity 1.1.2, all workshops have been completed and workshop evaluation reports are under revision.

- Within the scope of activity 1.1.4 all workshops have been completed and workshop evaluation reports are under revision.

- Within the scope of activity 1.1.5, Mentoring Teacher Guide and additional Appendix Sample Activities were approved and published on project website.

- Within the scope of activity 1.1.9, the development of Early Warning System (EWS) was ongoing. Operational guideline / handbook of EWS (tutorial) was prepared and it was under review. Besides, pilot schools have started to use the EWS.

- Within the scope of activity 1.1.10, 2 workshops were held in Ankara in September 2022 with the participation of stakeholders and MoNE representatives to develop the Early Warning System and to discuss, review and finalize the indicators developed for the EWS.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.3, a draft National Strategy Paper has been developed based on lessons learned and feedbacks from the piloting phase. The report is under revision.

- Within the scope of the Activity 1.3.1, a workshop for two days has been conducted in Ankara with the participation of 44 people.

- Within the scope of activity 2.3, various visibility and awareness/promotional materials were produced to be distributed at workshops, conferences and meetings. In this regard:

          • 2 contents for brochures have been prepared for Activity 2.8 and they are under design.

          • 1 booklet has been prepared for Activity 4.2 (2nd Coordination Meeting).

          • School bags for the students have been produced as visibility materials.

- Within the scope of activity 2.4, a project website has been designed to ensure the sustainability. Content development for the web page https://odap.meb.gov.tr is in progress. Furthermore, a ‘reserved area’ for schools with password where the School Action Plans are uploaded as well as the related monitoring tool was completed.

- Within the scope of activity 3.1, Desk Review, Benchmarking Study, Current Situation and Needs Analysis Report has been prepared.

- Within the scope of the Activity 1.1.6, mentoring services guideline was discussed and reviewed with the participation of 56 people in a 4-day workshop in October 2022.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.1.7, measurement tools for determination of readiness level of students have been prepared and pre-piloting phase have been conducted in 6 pilot schools in Ankara. A guideline has been prepared for determination of readiness levels of students. Further, an additional one-day evaluation workshop was conducted for reviewing pre-testing phase of results on 10th June, 2023. Two new tests for students’ social characteristics’ assessment have been prepared and approved.

- Within the scope of the Activity 1.1.8, two 3-day workshops have been completed, and the workshop evaluation reports are under revision.

- Within the scope of the activity 3.3, all three study visit reports have been prepared and approved.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.1.9, identification and development of indicators to be used in Early Warning System (EWS) have been completed. Necessary additional data collection tools have been developed and additional data for the EWS have been collected. Operational guideline/handbook of EWS was prepared and it is under revision.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.1.1, a guideline on the implementation of the model at schools was approved. Printing for 50 pilot schools and shipping has been completed.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.1.3, content development for the related activities has been completed.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.1.11 and 1.1.12, a guideline has been prepared within the scope of all outputs produced so far, namely contents for catch up/compensation classes, creative educational activities, mentoring services teacher guideline, measurement tools for determination of readiness for learning and EWS. Following that, a 5-day workshop was organised between 5th and 9th June, 2023 with the participation 146 people namely, relevant stakeholders from the MoNE including the MoNE teachers and academicians to review, discuss and finalize draft contents of the Guideline.Within the scope of the activity 1.4.1, a-2-day-executive training with the participation of 90 representatives of the MoNE relevant DGs and provincial/district directorates was realized on 20-21 July.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.4.2, three trainings for 5-days each were delivered to school administrators and representatives of MoNE provincial directorates in pilot provinces.

            • 1st round was completed (24-28 July 2023) with 123 participants.

            • 2nd round was completed (31 July – August 4, 2023) with 138 participants.

           • 3rd round was completed (August 7-11, 2023) with 118 participants. - Within the scope of the activity 1.5, 50 school action plans have been prepared via 14 round table meetings. Furthermore, online monitoring tool to track the implementation process at pilot schools has been prepared.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.6.2, all catch up/ compensation classes have been completed and post tests were conducted at each pilot school. The schools were provided with the relevant stationery materials.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.6.3, one day information seminars have been completed for 5 pilot provinces.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.6.4, 14 provincial field visits have been completed for a total of 50 schools. 14 provincial monitoring reports have been submitted. Second round of visits started on the last week of April.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.6.5, a guideline for conducting home visits has been prepared. Home visits have been completed for all pilot schools.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.7, half-day information meetings have been conducted in all the pilot provinces.

- Within the scope of the activity 1.8, competition categories for all pilot schools have been determined.

- Within the scope of the activity 2.2, a comprehensive content for Communication, Publicity and Visibility Strategy and Action Plan has been prepared. The revision progress is ongoing. In addition to this, two brainstorming meetings were conducted on 13 April 2023 and 22 June 2023.

- Within the scope of the activity 2.5, a TV spot with duration of 45 seconds has been produced. The revision process is ongoing.

- Within the scope of the activity 2.6, the scenario description for the introductory video on the model was prepared and it is under revision. - Under activity 2.7, concept for the introductory video about the EWS has been prepared and it was under review.

- Within the scope of the activity 2.8, design for 500 posters was under revision.

- Within the scope of the activity 3.4, a training programme related to ESL (Early School Leaving) and absenteeism has been planned to be realized in Porto, Portugal.

- Within the scope of the activity 4.2, two coordination meetings with a duration of two days have been held in Trabzon and İstanbul with the participation of 149 and 142 people, respectively.

 

Supply component:

The supply component consists of a total of 7 Lots. Implementation periods of Lot 1 and Lot 3 started on 20.05.2022. Lot 1 includes the supply of IT and Electronic equipment. Lot 3 consists of furniture to be supplied within the scope of the project. The Provisional Acceptance Certificates were approved for Lot 3 on May 18, 2023, and for Lot 1 on December 18, 2023. In addition; Lot 2 is consisted of supply of musical instruments and voice recording equipment, Lot 4 includes personal protective equipment and Lot 5 is about supply of art studio equipment. Implementation period of these 3 Lots started on 07.03.2023. The Provisional Acceptance Certificate was approved for Lot 5 on January 26, 2024, for Lot 2 on February 16, 2024, and for Lot 4 on March 11, 2024.