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Research – Barriers to Educational Attainment

Research shows that early school leaving is a result of “a complex set of relationships between student, family, school, and community factors”. The context where a young person lives has a significant impact on their ability to succeed academically and to achieve financial stability and professional success in adulthood. Decades of international and Canadian research demonstrate that youth in low-income communities face specific socioeconomic barriers that impact their chances of graduating from high school and pursuing post-secondary opportunities in education, training, and meaningful employment.

Annotated Bibliography: Early School Leaving Prevention

Annotated Bibliography: Early School Leaving Prevention

Early school leaving refers to leaving high school before satisfying all graduation requirements, i.e. “dropping out”. This annotated bibliography presents several seminal publications on early school leaving, including studies that focus on prevention and youth...

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