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Dropouts in Europe

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Sofie Knaepkens

on 23 February 2014

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Dropouts and second chance schools in Europe
Belgium, Finland and Greece

In year (Eu) 2009, more than six million drop out of school – 14,4 percent 18 – 24 old people.

Dropped out of school young then they will lose their opportunities in life at the same time the European Union is lost social and economic resources.

If Dropout is high, the whole of Europe will be difficult to compete in the global market

School dropout creating economic and social costs to the individual and to society.

Dropping out of compulsory education is not usual: 0,34% population drops out.
Dropping out of vocational school is decreasing and in high school it has been quite the same past years.

Risk factors of dropping out:
1. Parenting related
2. Related young him self
3. School related
4. Sosio-economical background

Possibilities for example:
- ”10th grade”
- Adult education
- Distance learning
- Apprenticeship contract
- Exam

governmental structure
: each community has its own ministry of education

: people between 18 and 25 years old without diploma and not in education

Differences in the communities: most in Brussels Capital Region, least in Flanders

Different kinds of
second chance schools
: distant and independent learning or evening schools
Examples: Exam board, Second Chance Schools for Adults...

AES: most vulnerable people underrepresented in second chance education: lifelong learning?

The Europe 2020 Strategy sets out the general objectives of the share of school dropout to less than 10 per cent. Of the younger generation at least 40 percent the higher education qualification.

Youth Guarantee: Young people receive the offer of employment, further education, apprenticeship or training place within four months of becoming unemployed or completion of training.

Youth opportunities initiative aims :EU's role is to increase the European Social Fund for the employment of young people in action (movement, transition from school to work, Job-learning)

Dropouts in Europe
The European Union instruments
Dropout from high school
Over 100,000 students in 2001
The number of them reduces.
About 54,000 students in 2011

Its proportion is about 2% and the rate has increasing.

“Second Chance”
1. Part-time school
2. Correspondence-course school
3. High School Equivalence exam

Similarities and differences

- The
main reason of drop outs
in Greece and Belgium is the immigration, but in Japan the reason is mainly financial.

- Second chance curriculum:
1. In
is adapted on the specific needs of the society where the SCS is founded
2. In
also depends on the community’s policy
3. In
people can choose between a system where they can learn independently or one where they have to follow classes.
has other ways to bring people back to school

In 2001 almost 1 million individuals of the 11 million of Greek population hadn't completed obligatory education

The most important reason of drop out

Second chance schools have not been founded on a specific model
But there are some
which are followed by all these schools

1. To create
active citizens
, focusing on the
2. To
people in education processes (university and life long learning)

second chance schools
reasons behind the system

brief overview
Mika Kaikkonen
Sofie Knaepkens
Päivi Hakkarainen
Christina Kornelaki
Fumika Kono
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