POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING PBS PRACTICES IN SCHOOL- BASE PROJECT
The good practices and the data from schools has been gathered through the BASE application, the partnership elaborated a document for policy makers. The recommendations are produced by the partnership to provide policy makers with the foundation for the development of policies in national contexts heavily based on evidences.
The existence of a center of excellence about the positive behavior and about the possibility to freely consult a dataset of scholastic data, emphasizing the importance of taking decisions based on consolidated results.
The main topics covered by the policy recommendations is:
the identification of relevant legislation at national and European level;
the description of the theoretical framework to understand the students’ behavior at school, encouraging the comprehension of causes and functions of problem behaviors;
the main strategies at school organizational level which are proven to be effective in the reduction of problem behaviors and the increase of students' engagement and educational staff well-being. The document is transalted in 4 languages (UK, RO, TURKEY, ITALIAN)
The BASE project (Erasmus + Project, 2018-1-RO01-KA201-037460), in response to the European requirement of reforming the whole scholastic disciplinary system identifies in the proven US-born concept of the Positive Behaviour Approach (PBS) one possible solution, tries to adapt its practical and evidence-based principles to the heterogeneous European school settings.