ERIC Number: ED182200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Early Leaving in Northern Ireland.
Bill, John M.; And Others
A project is described which was undertaken from 1970 to 1973 in grammar and secondary schools in Northern Ireland to investigate the incidence of pupils leaving school at or before the age of 15. The document is presented in 10 sections. Section I examines previous research on early school leaving, charts recent trends in Northern Ireland, discusses aims and methodology of the study, and presents data about intended and actual behavior related to school leaving among 15-year old students. Sections II and III examine attitudes of students, teachers, and parents with regard to the function of education. Section IV focuses on teachers' views of a governmental decision to raise the school leaving age from 15 to 16 in 1973. Section V examines home backgrounds of pupils, school environment, and parent-school interaction. Section VI compares academic achievement of early school leavers with pupils who remain in school. Section VII identifies characteristics which distinguish the leaver from the stayer. Section VIII presents an overview of student attitudes and values. Section IX compares individual and group interviewing approaches. Section X presents findings including that in comparison with pupils who remain in school, school leavers had less regard for teachers and the work of the school, preferred the prospect of work to that of school, and performed less well on ability and attainment tests. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Out of School Youth, Parent School Relationship, Projects, School Holding Power, Socialization, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Values
Northern Ireland Council for Educational Research, 52 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BS, Northern Ireland ($5.41)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social Science Research Council, Belfast (Northern Ireland).
Authoring Institution: Northern Ireland Council for Educational Research, Belfast.
Identifiers: Northern Ireland