Over the past decades, there has been a substantial increase in post-secondary education participation in most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and European Union countries. This increase, however, does not necessarily reflect a parallel equitable growth in post-secondary education, and early school leaving is still an issue of concern in particular regions and countries across the world. This paper presents a study on increasing participation in post-secondary education in Malta, the country with the one of the highest proportions of early school leaving in the European Union. The study was carried out in a region with one of the highest rates of early school leaving in the country, making use of a phenomenological approach as well as a resilient systems perspective to early school leaving. On the basis of students’ narratives, the study identifies a number of risk and protective factors in early school leaving and makes various suggestions on how to build more resilient systems to facilitate access to post-secondary education, particularly for students coming from low socio-economic, excluded backgrounds.
Cefai, C., Downes, P., & Cavioni, V. (2016). Breaking the cycle: a phenomenological approach to broadening access to post-secondary education. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 31(2), 255-274 [10.1007/s10212-015-0265-6].
|Citazione:||Cefai, C., Downes, P., & Cavioni, V. (2016). Breaking the cycle: a phenomenological approach to broadening access to post-secondary education. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 31(2), 255-274 [10.1007/s10212-015-0265-6].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Breaking the cycle: a phenomenological approach to broadening access to post-secondary education|
|Autori:||Cefai, C; Downes, P; Cavioni, V|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10212-015-0265-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|
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