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Byrne, Delma and Smyth, Emer (2010) No way back? The dynamics of early school leaving. Dublin: The Liffey Press.

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Disengagement from school is a significant source of inequality in the Irish context, given the strong links between early school leaving and subsequent disadvantage. No Way Back? highlights the persistence of early school leaving and estimates that one in six young people continue to leave school without a Leaving Certificate qualification. This book offers a unique contribution to what we know about earlyschool leaving by taking a more dynamic approach, placing emphasis on the interaction of family, individual and school factors which shape a gradual process of disengagement from school. This study is part of a series which follows a cohort of young people as they move through the second-level education system. No Way Back? explores the experiences of young people who have left school before completion of senior cycle. It documents their negative school experiences and withdrawal from school life, suggesting options for future policy development to improve retention and student engagement. No Way Back? will be of interest to policymakers, school management, guidance counsellors, teachers, young people, parents and the wider academic community.

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