Students drop out

remedy through innovative strategies

Some of the pedagogical strategies below may have a positive impact on dropout prevention:

  • Early identification of students at risk of school failure and possible interruption of their studies
  • Personalized educational and social encouragement and assistance
  • Equal access to quality education for all children and young people
  • Relevant and engaging curriculum
  • Flexible educational pathways
  • Better strategies to integrate newly arrived migrant children
  • Smooth transition between different levels of education
  • High quality, attractive and engaging vocational education and training
  • Involvement of pupils and parents in school decision-making
  • Initial and continuous in service training for education staff
  • Whole school approaches
  • Strong and well-developed mentoring system
  • Cooperation with the world of work: providing opportunities at an early stage that allow young people to experience the world of work, for example through training in companies, for example, which could help them understand job demands and employers’ expectations. It can also raise their motivation to continue their education and training and to focus better on future career choices.
  • Collaborative work with career advisors and psychologists to support students’ decisions
  • Integration programmes
  • Emphasis on vocational education/training in basic and secondary levels of education
  • Schools with autonomy agreements established between the authority and the schools, to provide them with greater freedom to manage curricula and schedules throughout the students’ studies.