Factors That Influence School Dropout: A Global Concern
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
Across the globe, the percentage of students that drop out of school has reach epidemic proportions; therefore, a review of empirical research studies (reporting research instruments, procedures, analysis, design, limitations, and results) that focuses on the factors that impact school dropout was deemed necessary. The studies that met the identified search criteria are from both developed and developing countries. With the dropout rate reaching pandemic proportions in some areas of the world, the author surmise a look at current international research that may prove beneficial in reducing the number of students that prematurely end their formal education without a diploma. We discuss international dropout statistics, intervention programs, and limitations. Thirty-four articles from thirteen coutnries fit the criteria for this paper. Primary and secondary themes are discussed indicating the decision to drop out is complex and a result of many factors, including learning problems, lack of motivation and choosing the wrong vocational track. Also, program suggestions included combining universal primary preventive strategies for at-risk students providing alternative education pathways.
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education
Classen, A. I.,
(2017). Factors That Influence School Dropout: A Global Concern. International Journal of Social Sciences and Education, 7(3), 104-123.
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