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Krötz, Maximilian; Deutscher, Viola – Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2022
Despite high drop-out rates from vocational education and training (VET) throughout most countries and a long research tradition on potential drop-out reasons, little is known about the effects exerted on drop-out intentions by the quality of training. Furthermore, only rarely do scholars distinguish between different drop-out directions, and…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Vocational Education, Intention, Dropout Research
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Naaman, Hind – European Educational Researcher, 2021
Higher education dropout has been considered a major concern for several researchers in the field of education around the World. Although different studies were carried out to deal with the topic, they all faced common limitations. This paper explores the twofold research conducted to investigate higher education dropout in Education studies at…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Research, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Bhat, Nazir Ahmad – Shanlax International Journal of Education, 2020
The Government of India is viewing with concern the fact that even after 73 years of independence, the constitutional directive contained in Article 45, which enjoys that "The state shall provide free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of 14 years" has not been achieved. No doubt, a large number of…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Dropout Research
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Wahlgren, Bjarne; Aarkrog, Vibe – Educational Action Research, 2021
This article describes how research-based knowledge was used in practice in an action research project which examined student dropout. The research was conducted as 'research circles' and involved systematic and organised cooperation between researchers and practitioners, in this case college teachers. Based on interviews with the teachers, we…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Research Utilization, Educational Research, Action Research
Lim, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2022
School non-completion and non-completers' subsequent pathways into employment or back into education are enduring issues for policy-makers in Australia. Understanding the factors that predict a higher probability of leaving school before completing Year 12, as well as those that increase the chance of reengaging with education, can inform action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reentry Students, Vocational Education, Parent Influence
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Ruecker, Todd – Composition Forum, 2021
Student retention and persistence is increasingly prioritized by state and local policies as well as national scorecards and rankings--however, the policies that politicians and administrators undertake to improve university metrics tend to ignore the realities faced by students at the heart of our institutions. Drawing on a survey/interview…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Freshman Composition, Student Surveys
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Acevedo, Fernando – Issues in Educational Research, 2021
This study identified the main explanatory factors of dropout in higher education in Rivera, Uruguay, and showed that the limitations and methodological implications related to the polysemic nature of the concept of dropout should be addressed by studies on this subject. Through a systematic search of the international scientific literature, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Higher Education, Dropout Research
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Bibi, Aqsa; Ahmad, Waqar – Asian Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
Getting education is very important for both boys and girls. However, there are female children who do not complete school cycle and leave school before its completion which is one of the concerning issues for the Ministry of Education in Pakistan. To know why these girls drop out of school, the study provides some brief information on it. To get…
Descriptors: Females, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Foreign Countries
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Radovan, Marko – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Supporters of distance education highlight the many advantages of online learning as compared to face-toface education, such as greater openness, diversity of teaching materials, adjustment to student learning styles, the speed of learning, and more. Despite the advantages, the growing number of programs, and the increased acceptance of distance…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Models, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Ewers, Timothy; Miller, JoLynn C.; Bird, Marianne; Borba, John; Hill, Russell D.; Rea-Keywood, Jeannette; Shelstad, Nancy; Trzesniewski, Kali – Journal of Extension, 2018
Research on retention in the 4-H youth development program has consistently shown that one of the primary indicators for youths' dropping out of 4-H is being a first-year member. Extension 4-H professionals from California, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Jersey formed a team to study this issue. Our team surveyed first-year members and their…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Dropout Research
Williams, Patricia A. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2017
Proposes the establishment of a uniform definition of school dropout which would help to more accurately measure the extent of the dropout problem. The report describes elements of dropout measures and examines factors that account for variation in measures from city to city and state to state. [This document is a reissue of the October 1987 CPRE…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Research, Dropout Rate, Definitions
Meaney, Sarah Elizabeth – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2016
This article is an overview of research underway which investigates early school leavers' experience of school exclusion and oppression. Augusto Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed" has been implemented as a research methodology to provoke dialogue on this aspect of early school leaving, and to afford participants in second-chance education…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Experience, Educational Attitudes, Dropout Attitudes
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Godor, Brian P. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2017
Student drop-out remains a critical issue facing educational professionals. For higher education, the vast research in the past 40 years has been influenced by the work of Tinto and his model of student persistence. In this model are several elements that have proven to sharpen the focus of student drop-out research such as the concept of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Social Theories, Dropouts, Dropout Research
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Glazer, Jeremy – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
For most teachers in the United States, teaching is no longer a career-long occupation. This article examines the narratives of a particular group of leavers, former teachers who made significant investments in their teacher training and who taught for at least three years before making the decision to exit. The accounts of these invested leavers…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Autonomy
Gairín, Joaquín; Triado, Xavier M.; Feixas, Mònica; Figuera, Pilar; Aparicio-Chueca, Pilar; Torrado, Mercedes – Quality in Higher Education, 2014
Data from over 21,600 students who left Catalan higher education institutions during the academic years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 have been analysed in order to describe the academic and personal profiles of university dropouts. Additionally, a telephone survey and face-to-face interviews with a pilot group of leavers were conducted to gather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Dropout Rate, Dropout Characteristics
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