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12/01/2015

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Who are these dropouts?

Dropouts present very heterogeneous characteristics, whom Janosz et al. (2006) have divided into four types: quiet dropouts, maladjusted dropouts, disengaged dropouts, and low-achiever dropouts.

 Quiet  -  40% of dropouts

• Tend to come from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods

• Like school

• Say they are engaged with their education

• Present no behavioural problems

• Grades are nevertheless low

 Maladjusted  -  40% of dropouts

• Characterized by school failures

• Present behavioural problems

• Have detrimental lifestyle habits

• Have troubled family environments

 Disengaged -  10% of dropouts

• Present no behavioural problems

• Average grades

• Say they are disengaged with their education

Low-achiever  -  10% of dropouts

• Are disengaged

• Are failing at school

• Present no behavioural problems

 

Source : Janosz, M. et al. (2006). La typologie des décrocheurs potentiels: dépistage et interventions différentielles pour prévenir le décrochage scolaire. PowerPointPresentation by Isabelle Archambault, from the Michel Janosz research team,Groupe de recherche sur les environnements scolaires, Université de Montréal, 36 pp. (http://www.reseaureussitemontreal.ca/spip.php?article 80)

 

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