With this term what in PS CLUB is meant is: to frame social connections playing a role in the education of the students and having an extraordinary potentiality of supporting the effort of motivating adolescents with an immigration background or involved in social phenomena of marginalization.
The social space related to this community is characterized by the fact that all its actors share the same educative goals. In this sense the “educative conflicts” are overcome or managed.
In the Community the role of the educators is often informal.
It is a social system based on the tradition of relationships spontaneously developed inside the local communities. Commonly, the parents was in charge of the education of their children, but it was very common to have a sort of delegated spontaneous custody by other members of the Community in case that parents lacked the possibility to provide the needed attention. The Parents and the other members were able to keep the same educative style and the educative conflict was quite rare.
In modern terms, the Educating Community is an agreement promoted by the schools and signed by other social groups, in the case of the PS project, sport associations as first members, and open to all the social organizations which are involved in the educative process of the students. The EC contents are addressed to avoid or manage the educative conflict; increase the motivation of students at risk of marginalization; improve the relationships among the schools and other formal or informal social groups which in any way can have influence in the education of adolescents. The conceptual approach is the necessity to have the same communicative and educative style inside the school and outside the school. The messages have to be clear and displayed in all the possible ways. The participation to the EC is a formal commitment, it has to be put in evidence using all the opportunities.