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TITLE OF THE PUBLICATION:

Drop Outs or Early School Leavers: More Than a Difference in Verbiage?

SURNAME AND NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Alana James.

PUBLISHER:

Alana James.

PLACE AND DATE OF PUBLICATION:

Ireland 2005

TYPE OF PUBLICATION:

Research Document

LANGUAGE/S OF PUBLICATION:

English

LANGUAGE OF REVIEW:

English

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

The purpose of this study is to investigate and compare steps taken in the United States and Ireland to prevent students leaving school without sufficient qualifications. The study focuses on the context and attitudes towards educational disadvantage in the two countries and the subsequent policies.

It provides a comparison of the two educational systems and two understandings of risk and risk factors. It explores the policies that affect practice in relation to educational disadvantage.

It concludes with a list of recommendations – some of which are similar for both the Ireland and the United States, and others that differ. Some of the recommendations encourage similar steps to educational leaders that aim to strengthen collaborative work by suggesting community group involvement to help bolster resources in disadvantaged schools.
The research indicates how both countries can learn from policies and actions that the other has already in place to prevent early school leaving.

COMMENTS ON THIS PUBLICATION:

This study is a short and succinct overview of the situation in both countries and quickly addresses the causes and recommendations.

NAME OF COMPILER:

Ann Caulfield

NAME OF INSTITUTION:

Mayo Education Centre

ROLE:

Researcher



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