Reducing early school leaving: key messages and policy support: final report of the Thematic Group on Early School Leaving


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European Commission. Education and Training. Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving


Reducing the average European rate of early school leavers to less than 10 per cent by 2020 is one of the education headline targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy. In June 2011, the Education Council adopted a Recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving (ESL). It highlights the need for evidence-based and comprehensive policies to reduce ESL. In December 2011, a Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving was established to help European countries implement such comprehensive policies. The Thematic Working Group (TWG) consisted of policy makers, practitioners and experts...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Research; Policy; Governance; Vocational education and training; Outcomes

Keywords: European Union; Dropout; Student attrition

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: [Luxenbourg]: [Office for Official Publications of the European Communities], 2013

Physical description: 46 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 119.578

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