Research Summary

Re-Engaging Students Who Had Left School Early: The Importance of a Well-Designed Approach

2017

Re-Engaging Students Who Had Left School Early: The Importance of a Well-Designed Approach

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According to this study, a gap in academic achievement tends to form between students of higher and lower socioeconomic status during the early years of high school. However, the authors’ analysis of a local after-school program on the French island of Réunion demonstrates that a well-conceived, school-based and community-supported program can successfully engage and support students to help minimize the achievement gap.

The authors interviewed a group of 12 students who had left high school and then re-engaged by attending an after-school program called Il faut tout un village pour éduquer un enfant (It Takes an Entire Village to Educate a Child). A community-supported initiative, offered at the school, the program was developed to combat the high rate of youth leaving school without a diploma. The program offered mentoring and tutoring support with the goal of encouraging students to re-enroll.

Pathways to Education. (2017). Re-Engaging Students Who Had Left School Early: The Importance of a Well-Designed Approach. Toronto, ON: Author.

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