Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Early School Leaving by Nationality in Contemporary Greece Sociological Interpretations of Recent data
Fotopoulos Νikos, Pandis Prokopis

Τhe issue of early school leaving consists one of the most important problems in contemporary educational systems. Although the rate of early school leaving in Greece remains below the European average, it is significant to face this social pathogeny both drastically and decisively. Undoubtedly, the problem of early school leaving is connected with a wider social pathology depicting the deficit of social protection through schools. Additionally, we need to theorize this issue as an urgent problem because of the emerging value that education has as a human and socialright in modern societies. In this paper through the general topic of the early school leaving, we will focus on the specific issue of nationality. Specifically, we will observe the dimension of nationality at primary, low secondary and upper secondary education according to the official data for the pupils’ generation 2015-2016. Moreover, using the theoretical and sociological analytical tools, we will examine the issue of early school leaving focusing on the nationality dimension in a period in which, due to the influx of refugees and migrants, the pupils’ mobility is increasing rapidly

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