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ERIC Number: ED574126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
The Meaning of School from Dropout's View Point (A Phenomenological Study)
Habibi; Setiawan, Cally
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation, (5th, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 8-9, 2017)
Student dropouts are complex problems in Indonesia. Some of the dropouts living in rural areas have migrated to the large cities. It contributes to the child labor growth which is already one the major problems in Indonesia. Knowledge about the meaning of school from their perspective could be helpful for policy and programs related to dropout prevention. The purpose of this research was to explore the meaning of school according to the dropouts and the barriers of getting back to schools. This study was a phenomenological study involving 5 adolescents who have dropped out from schools. In collecting the data, we conducted open-ended interviews. Triangulation and reflection of researchers being used to ensure trustworthiness and authenticity of the data. The results show 4 themes regarding the meaning of school emerged from the data. These are to make more friends, to please parents, to get the diploma, and a place to study. We also found 3 themes about the barriers to get back to school such as feeling ashamed, having no friends, and having already jobs. The forms of educational systems that encourage schools and teachers to pay attention to group activities, friendship in schools and job schedule seemed to be in line with the findings about condition of school dropouts in this study.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia