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School Dropout and Completion

International Comparative Studies in Theory and Policy

Editors: Lamb, S., Markussen, E., Teese, R., Sandberg, N., Polesel, J. (Eds.)

  • Gives an unique insight in the dimensions across different school systems regarding early school leaving or dropout
  • Provides an up-to-date analysis of pathways through upper secondary education across national systems
  • Presents effective innovations by identifying initiatives that work at a national level to raise school completion and reduce dropout
  • Details estimates that reflect on patterns of participation and completion by using national-level data
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About this book

School dropout remains a persistent and critical issue in many school systems, so much so that it is sometimes referred to as a crisis. Populations across the globe have come to depend on success at school for establishing careers and gaining access to post-school qualifications. Yet large numbers of young people are excluded from the advantages that successful completion of school brings and as a result are subjected to consequences such as higher likelihood of unemployment, lower earnings, greater dependence on welfare and poorer physical health and well-being. Over recent decades, most western nations have stepped up their efforts to reduce drop out and raise school completion rates while maintaining high standards. How school systems have approached this, and how successful they are, varies. This book compares the various approaches by evaluating their impact on rates of dropout and completion. Case studies of national systems are used to highlight the different approaches including institutional arrangements and the various alternative secondary school programs and their outcomes. The evaluation is based on several key questions: What are the main approaches? How do they work? For whom do they work? And, how successful are they in promoting high rates of completion and equivalent outcomes for all? This book examines the nature of the dropout problem in advanced industrialized countries with the goal of developing a broader, international understanding that can feed into public policy to help improve completion rates worldwide.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • School Dropout and Completion: An International Perspective

    Lamb, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Pathways to School Completion: An International Comparison

    Lamb, Stephen

    Pages 21-73

  • Introduction to the European Education Systems

    Lamb, Stephen

    Pages 77-78

  • The Question of School Dropout: A French Perspective

    Blanchard, Marianne (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

  • School Dropout and Completion in Spain

    Merino, Rafael (et al.)

    Pages 99-115

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9763-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9762-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-8985-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Dropout and Completion
Book Subtitle
International Comparative Studies in Theory and Policy
Editors
  • Stephen Lamb
  • Eifred Markussen
  • Richard Teese
  • Nina Sandberg
  • John Polesel
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9763-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9763-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9762-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8985-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 410
Topics