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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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  • Good practice

    “FUORI SCUOLA” Pathways for the recovery of early school leaving

    FUORI SCUOLA Percorsi di recupero dalla dispersione scolastica

    FUORI SCUOLA is a project that aims to tackle early leaving from education and training at the local level of provinces.

    Having a holistic approach aiming at the wellbeing of young early leavers, each organisation provides services in four areas:

    a) development of professional skills;

    b) development of personal and social skills;

    c) development of key competences;

    d) reaching out, engagement, reception, listening and guidance.

  • Publications

    Research publications on Early leaving from VET

    Results from Summon Cedefop’s discovery tool

    This collection of publications (bibliography) on Early leaving from VET retrieves entries relevant to early leaving from VET from Cedefop’s discovery tool (Summons) that allows you to navigate through essential scientific information and open access journals from major sources selected by Cedefop, mostly emphasising in academic publications.

  • Publications

    Bibliography on Early leaving from VET

    Results from Cedefop's VET-Bib bibliographic database

    This collection of publications (bibliography) on Early leaving from VET retrieves entries relevant to early leaving from VET from Cedefop’s official bibliographical database (VET-Bib).

  • Statistics and Data

    Statistical overviews on VET

    European and national policies on Vocational Education and Training (VET) need to be informed by sound and internationally comparable statistical evidence.

    The VET country statistical overviews are concise, descriptive and user friendly statistical reports. For each country, they quantify and compare key aspects of VET and lifelong learning.

  • 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).

  • Publications

    Assessing regional performance against early school leaving in Spain

    Siro Bayón-Calvo, Helena Corrales-Herrero, Kristof De Wittede

    Siro Bayón-Calvo, Helena Corrales-Herrero, Kristof De Wittede

    As early school leaving has been shown to have a substantial impact on later life outcomes, it has received considerable attention in policy debates. However, national and regional differences in early school leaving are not necessarily due to differences in policymaking but might be the consequence of underlying differences in the economic and social structure of a region. This paper develops a procedure to account for regional differences in assessing performance in regard to early school leaving. The application focusses on Spain, which has a high rate of early school leaving and significant differences between regions. The results show that most regional differences can be attributed to population composition. However, three regions perform better once population characteristics are accounted for.

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    European cooperation in VET: one process, many stops

    Developments in vocational education and training policy 2015-17

    Work in 2015-17 signals continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives.

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    European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning

    Thematic report: validation and early school leavers
     

     

    The European Inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning is a regularly updated overview of validation practises and arrangements across Europe. It is compiled in cooperation with the European Commission. The Inventory was endorsed by the Council Recommendation of 2012 on validation and works together with the European guidelines as a tool to support countries to develop and implement validation arrangements.

  • Publications

    Leaving education early: putting vocational education and training centre stage

    Volume II: evaluating policy impact

    This Cedefop study focuses on the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET).

  • Publications

    Leaving education early: putting vocational education and training centre stage

    Volume I: investigating causes and extent

    This Cedefop study examines the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET).

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    Immigrant background and expected early school leaving in Europe: evidence from PISA

    This technical brief analyses the relationship between immigrant status and educational expectations in PISA. Migration flows from outside and within the EU have increased in recent years, and this has raised the attention of policy makers and the general public, with special interests on the implications that those flows can have on, among other, the education system and the labour markets.

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    Assessment of the implementation of the 2011 Council recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving

    Final report - Study

    This study analyses the development of policies and practice on reducing ESL after 2011, seeking to assess the contribution of the 2011 Council Recommendation on Policies to Reduce Early School Leaving (henceforth the 2011 Recommendation) and associated EU policy instruments to the development of policy, practice and research on ESL across Europe.

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    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

    Back-to-school structures (SRE) (also known as New Chance Schools)

    Compensation structures for early school leavers wanting to come back to school to get general or technical high school diploma (‘baccalauréat’, ‘certificat d’aptitude professionnelle’).

  • Good practice

    CroCooS – Prevent dropout! Early Warning System for preventing and reducing dropout from school

    CroCooS – Prevent dropout! project identified elements of a comprehensive institutional early warning system (EWS) and tested its applicability in national contexts. The final product of the project is the CroCooS Knowledge Centre, which is a complex system linking closely the Resource Pool (theoretical background in easy-to-understand language), the Guidelines (how to build an institutional EWS) and the EWS-Toolkit (several tools can be used in the school to prevent dropout).

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