In recent years community schools have been established in primary and secondary education. Community schools are characterized by a multi-disciplinary co-operation between schools, social work, child care, cultural institutions and sport clubs in order to provide education and other activities from morning until evening. Community schools are thought to be helpful in increasing educational achievement and cognitive and social development of children. Community schools have mostly been developed in deprived areas and are mostly intended for disadvantaged children who lack access to sport clubs, cultural activities and who are frequently confronted with problems at home and in their social and cognitive development.
The aim of this project is to gain insight and knowledge about the effectiveness of community schools in primary and secondary education, and to explore whether community schools can be implemented in intermediate vocational education as well.