Staying on at school: strategies for increasing high school completion rates in low-retention regions in NSW

Staying on at school: strategies for increasing high school completion rates in low-retention regions in NSW

NSW Department of Education, University of Western Sydney
2009-2011 | LP0562146

Leaving school early has been shown to have detrimental effects on the life chances, well being and health of young people and their communities. Despite this, a significant portion of today's youth chooses to leave school early. Unfortunately, little is understood about the processes and factors involved in the decision to leave school, and hence schools and systems are uncertain about how to decrease dropping out. Understanding the processes and factors involved in the decision to leave school early, and identifying the basis for between‑school differences, will assist in the development of programs and curricula that will be more successful in increasing retention rates, hence enhancing the skill base of Australia's youth

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