Several Causes and Sustainable Solutions of School Dropout in Romania
The school dropout phenomenon involves an extremely complex causality and - at the same time - represents a difficult and sensible problem faced by the contemporary society, not only in Romania, but also in the whole European area. Through this paper, we aim to identify the views of a sample of primary and secondary teachers concerning the causes of the school dropout in the Romanian school and the effectiveness of social and/or educational policies implemented so far. We also propose - following the investigative research - to identify and underline several sustainable solutions, in order to be applied in the context of the Romanian society and educational system, regarding the prevention and mitigation of this phenomenon. At macro level, it is important to increase the access to education, mostly in the case of disadvantaged students. At micro level, monitoring the students with big potential of school dropout and adopting of measures which limit this phenomenon seem to be crucial. In this format, just the primary and secondary teachers were questioned, but the research illustrated in this paper was carried out in order to justify and prepare a Grant dedicated to limit the university students drop-out, in the frame of the ROSE programme.
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