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Early School Leaving in Bulgaria: Trends and Determinants. Part 2

E. V. Lavrentsova, A. D. Slavchev

This research, carried out within the framework of the international project «Empathic and supportive teachers – key to quality and efficiency in education», Erasmus+ EU Programme, is devoted to the problem of early leaving school and focused on characteristics and profile of the individual that correlate with motivation for the dropout. The paper analyses the trends and determinants, which culminate in the student’s rejecting, or being rejected by, the school in Bulgaria. The results of the empirical study of students’ opinion, related to the phenomenon of ESL are broadly discussed. An emphasis is placed on mechanisms of inclusion and a various forms of support for the students at risk of ESL, which help them to be involved in the school community’s life.

About the Authors

Lavrentsova Elena Vitalievna, Candidate of Sciences(Philosophy), Associate Professor, Vice-Dean for International Cooperation and Research, Trakia University – Stara Zagora, Faculty of Education, 9, Armejska st., Stara Zagora, 6010, Bulgaria, e-mail: elenavit@abv.bg 

Slavchev Angel Dimitrov, Assistant, Lecture, Trakia University – Stara Zagora, Department for Information and In-Service Teachers Training, 9, Armejska st., Stara Zagora, 6010, Bulgaria, e-mail: angel_sl@abv.bg

For citation

Lavrentsova E.V., Slavchev A.D. Early School Leaving in Bulgaria: Trends and Determinants. Part 2. The Bulletin of Irkutsk State University. Series Psychology, 2018, vol. 25, pp. 59-75. https://doi.org/10.26516/2304-1226.2018.25.59

education, school community, early school leaving, inclusion, educational integration, children at risk, children from low-status social groups

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