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ERIC Number: EJ777350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Alternative Vocational Schooling for the Dropped-Out: Students' Perceptions of the Activity School of East Finland
Jahnukainen, Markku; Helander, Jaakko
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v22 n4 p471-482 Nov 2007
Dropping out of school is a universal problem, concerning fairly similar target groups in all countries. Several action plans to prevent dropping out and to activate the dropouts have been developed worldwide. The object of this study, the Activity School of East Finland, is an exceptionally comprehensive entity, within which alternative pedagogical models are applied during the entire three-year course of vocational education. In this paper, we will review the key figures for the most important variables related to the experiences on the Activity School during the three years studied. The evaluation is based on the students' assessment of the impact of the activity. The added value generated by the Activity School, and compared to comparison group data from traditional vocational education, is most clearly seen as the general satisfaction experienced by the students with the Activity School's operating model and their satisfaction with the student-teacher interaction. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland