Primary School Dropout

Dropout from Primary School - causes and solutions


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As an editor I was struck with the similarities of the problems between countries. If you have experience of succesful interventions in any country please submit these to with Primary School Drop out in the subject line. Professor Marilyn Leask, University of Bedfordshire, UK 17 November 2014

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Areas for further research

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The causes perceived by teachers were in order with the strongest cause first were:

Class repetition, friendship with out of school children, difficulty in learning, family crises, child labour.

Lowest issues were poor relationship with teachers, physical characteristics of the student, poor facilities, class sizes. 

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