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ERIC Number: EJ999515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Dropout Prevention Measures in the Netherlands, an Explorative Evaluation
De Witte, Kristof; Cabus, Sofie J.
Educational Review, v65 n2 p155-176 2013
In line with the Lisbon Agenda, set by the European Council in the year 2000, European governments formulated ambitious plans to halve the level of early school-leavers by 2012. This paper outlines the dropout prevention measures in the Netherlands and analyzes their influence at both the individual and school level. While most policy measures correlate negatively with the individual dropout decision, only "mentoring and coaching" (i.e., matching of students with a coach from public or private organizations), "optimal track or profession" (e.g., work placement) and "dual track" (i.e., re-entering education for dropout students) have a significant negative impact on the individual dropout decision. By means of quantile regressions, we observe that schools with a relatively high dropout rate benefit the most from dropout prevention measures. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure, and 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands