Drawing lessons from early school leavers in a social justice context: Introductory comments

Eunice Macedo, Erna Nairz, Helena C Araújo, Julia Szalai

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This special issue focuses on the trajectories of early school leavers and includes corresponding papers from six countries in Europe. It presents a cross-national view on interrelated issues that facilitate understanding of the lessons that can be learned from these trajectories to promote a more socially just approach to education. In this introductory article, the authors present early school leaving (ESL) as a key issue in Europe, discuss relevant good practices and set the scene for an analysis of education as a matter of social justice and human rights – one which requires, above all, the prevention of educational poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387 - 397
JournalEuropean Educational Research Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 504005 Educational sociology
  • 504007 Empirical social research
  • 503006 Educational research
  • 503018 University didactics
  • 503
  • 503009 Adult education
  • 504021 Migration research

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