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How-to Guide: Student Dropout Prevention and Response

Dropout is an almost universal problem for education systems where CRS works. Although the causes are different in each location, there are common strategies that can reduce the problem. This guide presents steps to develop strategies for both preventing student dropout and getting children who have left back into school. Implementing these strategies will not only increase the number of children in school, but will improve the quality of the schools that they attend.

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Letters 4
Summary 6
How to . . .
1. Define Dropout 8
2. Identify Causes and Factors 10
3. Identify Characteristics of Children at Risk of Dropping Out 13
4. Create a Strategy for a Solution 15
5. Implementing the Strategy 16
Case Studies
1. Andi: Questioning the Value of School 20
2. Bekim: Leaving School to Help at Home 22
3. Diana: Falling Behind in Her Studies 24
4. Ana: Afraid to Walk to School 26
5. Drita: Teased for Being Different 28
6. Burim: Can't Attend School Activities 30
7. Anita: Walking to School Alone 32
8. Vlora: Facing Multiple Challenges 34
Bibliography 36

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