REAGENTS. Educational poverty and counteractions within the school environment, is a research project on educational poverty, with a specific focus on the school experience and on family support dynamics in three high-schools in area of Rho.
In a first phase, the project sets out to analyse school information and to generate new data – through the distribution of a survey – on the characteristics of the school’s population and on present educational inequality.
The aim of the survey is to identify the different dimensions of educational poverty – looking at the resources and opportunities within and without the familial sphere – and to investigate if these correlate to other characteristics of the student and their family. For this reason, the data gathered in the first phase is used to recognise and describe critical and alarming situations, and to reflect on a wider scale than the individual case intercepted in the everyday life.
In a second phase, we work with a group of teachers from the schools engaged in the process, formulating possible strategies for intervention, experiences and experimentations with “reagents”, meaning actions and forms of out-of-school cooperation to support such situations.
Picture ☉☉ Harriet Lee Merrion