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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

Course on Prevention of School Early Leaving

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Identification of Students at Risk
by Wilsthorpe Business & Enterprise College

Welcome to the first module of our training course. The aim of this module is to help teachers and other educational professionals to identify young people at risk of dropping out of education, either before they finish their compulsory education period or before they complete their chosen course.

The module is based on a small number of case study interviews with young people, parents, teachers, Head teachers, Public Officers and extensive research undertaken in the production of the UK National Report and the National Reports of the other project partners.

It is clear that there is no one single influencing reason or single identifying risk factor which can be used to accurately predict whether a student will ‘drop out’ of education, often the reasons are multiple and complex.

What is clear is that the earlier students at risk are identified, the more chance there is of resolving the problem and giving the young person the best chance of success.

For the purpose of this module the identification factors to look for which can lead to school ‘drop outs’ or early course leavers, have been divided into four chapters, educational, personal, family and community. This module is intended to set the scene for the other four modules to follow, which are:

   - Module 2 – Communication
   - Module 3 – Teaching Methods
   - Module 4 – Educational Evaluation
   - Module 5 – External Support & Co-operation

Chapter 1: Educational Factors

Chapter 2: Personal Factors

Chapter 3: Family Influences

Chapter 4: Community and Social Factors

Chapter 5: After Identification



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15 November 2012

[email protected] at the Future of Education Conference

The [email protected] projet will be presented at the third edition of the “Future of Education” international conference, held in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013. Over 250 participants from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference participants belong to the sectors of higher education, school education, vocational education and training as well as adult education, therefore representing all of the target groups of the [email protected] project.

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