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Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Yan, Catalina Tang; Skubel, Anna; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Leaving school without graduating presents a significant challenge for young people and for society as a whole. One way communities and school systems are responding to this challenge is with coordinated efforts to re-engage young people in ways that make it more likely for them to earn a diploma. Re-engagement efforts vary across the country but…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Reentry Students, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne; Larsen, Christian Hougaard; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Gottlieb, Susanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Aiming at gaining knowledge about students' thoughts and actions in deciding to stay in or drop out of an educational programme, an empirical study was conducted on dropout among 18-24-year-old students in VET and basic general adult learning. Approach: In order to pursue this aim, the study combined two sets of data--weekly student…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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McWhirter, Ellen Hawley; Garcia, Eric A.; Bines, Derrick – Journal of Career Development, 2018
We test two models in which Latina/o students' school connectedness partially mediates the relationship between barriers (discrimination experiences at school and other educational barriers, respectively) and thoughts of dropping out of high school. Results of a moderated mediator analyses in a sample of 896 Latina/o high school students were…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student School Relationship, Barriers, Racial Discrimination
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Van Praag, Lore; Van Caudenberg, Rut; Orozco, Mariana – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
In many educational systems, age is used as a criterion to organise education. Children's age is used to group students together and indicate entry into particular programmes. The use of age for organisational purposes in education stems from the idea that age provides an indication of the development of children, which is associated with teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age, Maturity (Individuals), Age Differences
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Modarresi, Ghasem; Javan, Elham – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
There exists cross-cultural differences in English classes regarding the factors that demotivate students and lead to dropout. The present study, following the guidelines suggested by Rowsell (1992), mainly aimed to design and validate a questionnaire for the reasons for dropout. To do so, the researchers, first, interviewed with 20 translation…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning
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McMahon, Toby – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
The paper researches the practice of social promotion, where students who fail due to a lack of comprehension of grade level material are promoted along with their classmates who passed. Student and parent interviews, student surveys, and data from students' graduation records are used to determine that social promotion does not improve the…
Descriptors: Social Promotion, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Graduation
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Phillips, Erica; McDaniel, Anne; Croft, Alicia – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
Food insecurity is a growing problem among college students, but little is known about how it is related to academic outcomes. We analyze broad demographics of food insecurity at one institution and explore how food insecurity is associated with whether students have neglected their academics, reduced courses, or considered dropping out of college…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Mazouch, Petr; Ptácková, Veronika; Fischer, Jakub; Hulík, Vladimír – Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 2018
With the increase in the number of university students, the number of those who do not finish successfully the tertiary education is also increasing. The article uses a specific data source and analyses only a part of the group of unsuccessful students who re-enroll. This is a specific group of students - they did not finish the tertiary study in…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Dropouts, Reentry Students
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Adam, Saeed; Adom, Dickson; Bediako, Asare Baffour – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Education is a key to the realization of most of the goals and targets of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Education as a development tool is upheld by most development theorist as essential in the progression of every society. However, in recent times school dropout has become a serious canker in Ghanaian societies, especially in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, At Risk Students, Sustainable Development
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Achilike, Adaku – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
High school drop-out has been a source of worry to parents, students and government for over three decades. The idea of promoting teachers whose students passed more was muted in order to reduce High School Drop-out Rate (HSDR) and this situation has long been highly abused. A 60-item validated questionnaire (constituting key predictor factors for…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
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Harris, Donna M.; Kiyama, Judy Marquez – Education and Urban Society, 2015
This study documents the important role school and community-based programs have for sustaining the persistence of Latina/o high school students in an urban, low achieving school district. Consensus among student participants revealed these programs provided a safe space where students were able to develop "confianza" (mutual trust) with…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Lehman, Brett – American Journal of Education, 2015
Although there are many factors associated with being the victim of bullying in school, quantitative studies have not treated academic attitudes, effort, and achievement (or lack thereof) as risk factors. This is true despite many ethnographic accounts of good students being stigmatized and directly bullied on account of their status as good…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, High School Students, Grade Point Average
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Kahn, Laurie Gutmann; Lindstrom, Lauren – Educational Forum, 2015
Adolescents with disabilities who identify as a sexual or gender minority are at high risk for negative school experiences and poor outcomes, including peer rejection, bullying, and dropping out. Using an intersectionality framework, this study examined how multiple marginalized identities influence sense of self and school experience for this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Disabilities, Minority Groups, Gender Issues
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Portillos, Edwardo L.; González, Juan Carlos – Urban Education, 2015
Increasing control and security has become a common strategy to address school violence. Some argue, however, that increasing social control has detrimental consequences for racial and ethnic minorities, especially Latinas/os. This study utilizes mixed methods to research the influence of school justice, fairness, order, and discipline may have on…
Descriptors: School Security, Violence, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Irby, Decoteau J.; Mawhinney, Lynnette – Preventing School Failure, 2014
This article highlights a research project that involved formerly incarcerated adults who were school noncompleters. The project engaged the participants in a series of activities to explore their experiences and gain insights into approaches to dropout prevention they believed would help students at risk to complete high school. This article…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Institutionalized Persons, At Risk Students
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