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ERIC Number: EJ1121663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Juvenile Offenders: Characteristics and Reasons Why They Drop Out of Regular Education, in Valparaiso Region
Muñoz-Salazar, Patricia; Acuña-Collado, Violeta
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n12 p2744-2749 2016
In Chile, adult education has drastically transformed in recent decades, both in the curriculum reform and in the age of their students. Today, users of this education are no longer working adults who need to complete their studies to work, but they are mostly young teenagers who dropped out of regular education. The problem is that because their age they should be in the regular education, but they opt for adult education with teachers that are not prepared to deal with juvenile problems. This situation is even more complicated because adult education must receive young offenders because the Juvenile Criminal Responsibility Law establishes that they have to come back to school, but regular education has difficulties to accept them. However, they do not choose to come back to school and they have no motivation. This article presents the results of two quantitative researches conducted in 2008-2009 and in 2010-2011. These researches used random samples and together cover all the establishments that provided adult education in the Valparaiso Region. In both studies, the purpose was to characterize adolescents between 14 and 17 years-old and examine the reasons why they drop out of regular educational system and why they chose to continue their studies in the adult educational system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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