Dropout prevention measures in the Netherlands, an explorative evaluation

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Author: Witte, Kristof De; Cabus, Sofie J.

Abstract:

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.

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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 ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Youth; Evaluation; Secondary education

Keywords: School leavers; Dropout; Student retention; Youth at risk; Decision making; Youth program

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Journal title: Educational review

Journal volume : 65

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 155-176

ISSN: 0013-1911 (print); 1465-3397 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 112.473



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