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Early leaving from education and training

This section proposes a selection of inspiring examples, including:

These examples were selected as part of the Cedefop study ‘Leaving education early: putting vocational education and training (VET) centre stage’. Would you like to know more about the methodology used to select the examples and the countries covered? Go to About >

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  • Publications

    Team members’ and teachers’ understanding of their own unpleasant emotions in the process of teamwork or teaching

    The Circular Emotional Reaction (CER) model helps teachers and other professionals working in schools understand their own unpleasant emotions they experience during teaching and teamwork. This article outlines how the CER model can have a positive effect on ESL as it can help improve cooperation between professionals in multi-professional teams, as well teacher-student relationships. Read the publication here.

  • Publications

    Team cooperation in addressing ESL – lessons learnt from health and social care and education

    This paper reviews literature on multi-professional teams in health, social and education settings – including teams dealing with ESL. The paper discusses the conditions for teams to function successfully, and to identify any caveats. Based on the lessons learnt from these settings, recommendations to ensure the success (or continued success) of multi-professional teams working in ESL are provided. Read the publication here.

  • Publications

    Teachers’ professional development

    Continuing professional development (CDP) of teachers is one of the most important approaches for preventing ESL. Improving educators’ competencies (e.g. communication, discipline management and cooperation competencies) implies improving students’ educational experience and reducing their risk for ESL. This articles outlines how CPD should intertwine the different modes (e.g. study groups, self-reflection etc.) taking teachers’ motivation, interests and their stage of professional development into account. Read the publication here.

  • Quick win

    Taster opportunities

    Taster opportunities – giving young people the chance to try out different vocational areas before they choose a VET programme – help to tackle misconceptions around VET.

  • Publications

    Tackling early leaving from education and training in Europe

    Strategies, policies and measures

    This joint Eurydice/Cedefop report sheds light on early leaving from education and training – a serious challenge in many EU countries. It aims to add value to Member States’ and the European Commission’s endeavours in this area by monitoring developments in the design and implementation of strategies, policies and measures to combat early leaving and support student learning. The key areas addressed in this report are data collection and monitoring, strategies and policies against early leaving focusing on prevention, intervention and compensation and on groups at increased risk of early leaving, the role of education and career guidance, governance and cross-sector cooperation, and early leaving from the perspective of vocational education and training.

  • Good practice

    Supra-Company Training

    Überbetriebliche Lehrausbildung (ÜBA)

    In Austria, young adults finding it hard to obtain an apprenticeship are assisted by a nationwide program called “Supra-Company Training”. The measure provides apprenticeship training to help young people enter the labour market.

  • Publications

    Support for autonomy, competence and relatedness using school – community collaboration as a systematic ESL prevention tool

    The paper analyses the role of the local community in ESL with a special focus on school community collaboration. Read the publication here.

  • Good practice

    SUCCESS: An educational accompaniment programme in Barcelona to reduce ELET

    A reinforcement programme in Barcelona to reduce early leaving from education and training (ELET) by providing assistance to students from tutors and older student mentors.

  • Good practice

    Success through Skills Strategy’ - Apprenticeships Northern Ireland

    ApprenticeshipsNI is demand-led training provision with employers recruiting and retaining apprentices in line with business needs.

  • Publications

    Stronger VET for better lives

    Stronger VET for better lives Cedefop’s monitoring report on vocational education and training policies 2010-14

    Cedefop’s monitoring report on vocational education and training policies 2010-14  synthesises progress towards the objectives of the Bruges communiqué including these related to early leaving from VET.

  • Tools

    Stay@School - The School Inclusion Project Transfer of Innovation. Educational Products.

    The project Stay @ school developed several tools to help teachers assess the risk of school dropout, including questionnaires for students, teachers and parents.

  • Good practice

    Stay tuned

    Boosting the frequency of qualification

    This site collects together all the key outputs and insights from the Stay Tuned project, an URBACT Implementation Network of nine European cities, specifically looking at how to implement strategies that tackle Early Leaving from Education and Training (ELET – also known as Early School Leaving).