People, groups, and organizations

  • The School Phobia Association is an association of parents of children who display or have displayed school refusal. The association aims to change the understanding, recognition, and care of these children in need. The association’s projects are: Support for Families, Help with Exchanges with School Teams, Research and Reflection with Health Professionals. https://www.apsphobiescolaire.org/
  • The National Assessment Board of the School System (CNESCO, ‘Conseil National d’Evaluation du Système Scolaire’) is an institution charged with independent evaluation. It is composed of scientists from various disciplines, parliamentarians, as well as members of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council. CNESCO conducts a scientific and participatory evaluation of the school system to enlighten the various actors in the school and the general public. http://www.cnesco.fr/en/homepage/ 
  • The Nantes Center for Educational Research (CREN EA2661) is the University of Nantes research laboratory in education. CREN conducts research in two areas: (1) Education Policies and Training Facilities; and (2) Education, Teaching, and Learning Processes. 
  • The Academic Cell for Research and Development in Innovation and Experimentation (CARDIE) is responsible for supporting institutions and/or schools and developing national innovation and experimentation policy. https://www.ac-paris.fr/portail/jcms/p1_1629698/qu-est-ce-que-la-cardie?cid=piapp1_70366
  • The French Association of Psychologists, National Education. https://www.afpen.fr/

Current and upcoming activities and achievements

  • CARDIE conferences. The Academic Cell for Research and Development in Innovation and Experimentation (CARDIE) is responsible for supporting institutions and/or schools and developing national innovation and experimentation policy. Each conference offers a meeting with a researcher or an academic. The conference continues with a moment of informal exchanges between participants, the speaker, and the CARDIE team. Registration is open one month before the date of each conference. https://www.ac-paris.fr/portail/jcms/p2_1687924/les-conferences-de-la-cardie-2018/2019
  • The Nantes Center for Educational Research (University of Nantes) ‘Territories and Dropouts’ project (TEDs). Funded by the National Research Agency, the TEDS research project aims to report on the territorial variations of school dropout in France, in order to determine the effects of context on this phenomenon and to better understand the diverse pathways and reasons for stalling youth. Researchers rely on a new approach that considers the diversity of school dropouts and their inclusion in specific territorial configurations, from local to national.

Earlier activities and achievements

Helpful links and other resources

To contribute information that may be of interest to others in your country, please contact your country’s host:  Marie Gallé-Tessonneau (marie.galle-tessonneau@hotmail.fr). As the International Network for School Attendance grows, materials will be added to your country’s webpage. Currently, this webpage is updated every three months.

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