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Beirne, Maria O (1997) Early school leaving- its causes, processes and implications. (Unpublished) Dublin: Northside Partnership.

This report was carried through interviewing adults, professionals, parents and children and their perceptions on the issue of early school leaving. By collating this information the report aimed to answer several questions including how many young people aged 15 years or younger had 'dropped out' out of school in the research area, what events trigger early leave and what support services could be put in place for those who leave school early. The research was carried out in an area bounded by the Belcamp Road to the North, Malahide Road to the East, Clonshaugh Road to the West and Glin Road and Ferricarrig estate to the South. The population for this area is approximately 8752. In some areas of this region, 80% of the total population had left school permanently by the age of 15. In general, 41% of the population in the region had left school before the age of 15. The report answers many questions but also raises a number of key questions, two of which are very pertinent to the issue of early school leaving. The report asks parents, young people, community workers, teachers and development organisations "what role have we played in allowing young people 'drop out' of school" and secondly "what can we do to prevent this from happening in the future".

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Call No
NF, TP4, VH 4.2 Dublin
64 p.
Northside Partnership
Place of Publication
Includes bibliography.
Accession Number
HRB 1722 (Available)

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