Early School Leaving During Second Cycle of Compulsory Secondary Education
The aims of this research are to measure the ‘school leaving’ at the third and fourth levels of Obligatory Secondary Education, to describe the control measures of the educational system and to describe the organizational, preventive and corrective didactic measures of these schools.
However, this study seeks to respond to a series of issues shown hereunder: Is a low rate of school abandonment maintained in the last two years of ESO? Are the measures put forward by the Inspectorate of Education to prevent and correct absenteeism and lack of schooling complied with at schools? Are the individualised attention programmes or measures implemented at schools to retain students useful? Is there a relationship between the implementation of control and prevention measures at schools and the existence of the students that are at risk of leaving?
According to the conclusions, even though the rate of abandonment in the Basque Country is low, the aim must be to ensure that no student leaves his or her basic education due to the consequences of it have a serious effect on the development possibilities at all levels: personal, social and employment. In addition, the measures implemented can be models of good practices through their utility in keeping students within the education system that would in all likelihood have left prior to obtaining minimum qualifications.