This report presents the results of the VALUE baseline survey conducted in pilot schools in each of the four participating countries (Belgium, Denmark, Portugal and Slovenia) in the first phase of the VALUE project. The baseline study was conducted to give an impression of the context in which the VALUE pilot project was implemented. The baseline study contributes to the project’s knowledge base concerning the profiles of the participating professionals in the four countries. This baseline report is a description of the starting situation in the pilot schools regarding the contexts, facts and figures, and background information from managers about the staff. Also, managers and staff’s perceptions concerning the three VALUE key concepts are captured:
- Understanding of one’s own/others’ professional identity;
- Understanding of one’s own/others’ role and tasks in the context of an educare approach;
- Awareness of the need for collaboration and a collaborative approach to address the diverse needs of children, families and local communities.
Finally, the baseline study identifies participants’ expectations regarding their participation in the VALUE project.