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    Preventing drop-out: how can post-primary schools best support students at risk of early school leaving?


    Shelly, Stephanie (2006) Preventing drop-out: how can post-primary schools best support students at risk of early school leaving? Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    The aim o f my study is to evaluate the programmes in place in two post-primary schools to combat early school leaving. In order to do this I plan • To explore the reasons students in these schools leave formal education early. • To ascertain what programmes are in place in the two schools to combat early school leaving and to describe their operation, focusing in particular at the level o f collaboration between the school, community and support agencies. • To evaluate the programmes focusing on the perspective of key partners as to whether these initiatives are successful and whether future initiatives could further combat early school leaving: - How do the participating students evaluate the programmes? - How do school personnel evaluate the programmes? - How do parents and members of the community evaluate the programmes? - How do support agency personnel evaluate the programmes? Interview participants include Principals, School Completion Co-ordinators, an Education Support Worker, a partnership representative, a Community Worker, parents, early school leavers and students at risk o f early school leaving.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: post-primary schools; students; early school leaving;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 5123
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 15:59
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