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ERIC Number: EJ887039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
Get a Vocation: Keeping on Top of Studies--Reducing the Drop-Out Rate in Vocational Upper Secondary Education and Training
Jappinen, Aini-Kristiina
European Journal of Vocational Training, v47 n2 p28-49 2009
The Finnish Ministry of education commissioned a study in 2006-07 on reducing the number of drop-outs, "Get a vocation--keeping on top of studies". The aim of the study was to establish the good practices and operating models underpinning reduction in drop-outs. The study indicates that an educational institution that fosters commitment of students to their studies acts systematically and persistently when facing challenges. It examines its operations critically. It creates a safe and caring learning environment in which certain basic principles prevail, but it is nevertheless flexible. In such educational institutions, pedagogically distributed leadership manifests itself in five key areas: management support groups, the general effectiveness of work on the curriculum, the practices of strategic plans and development work, on-the-job learning, and the multiprofessional nature of educational guidance. (Contains 1 table, 5 figures, and a bibliography.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Available from: Bernan Associates. 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391. Tel: 800-274-4447; Fax: 800-865-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
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