This RAN Youth & Education and RAN LOCAL meeting explored the topic of when non-formal education becomes problematic in co-existence with formal education for teachers and for local authorities.
One of the main outcomes of the meeting is that youngsters/pupils benefit from a positive pedagogical environment in which the stakeholders (schools, parents, non-formal schooling and local authorities) work jointly. Including non-formal education can be of added value (e.g. in terms of identity-building) as long they are not interfering with societal values, or are conflicting with formal education.
However, building up this relationship and trust takes time. Should the non-formal school promote undemocratic and undesirable values, cooperation is less feasible. Monitoring the situation is important in that case if pupils are engaging in this environment. Examples of how this cooperation and monitoring can take place have been presented and will be explained in this conclusion paper. Read more