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Title of Product
Abbandono scolastico
Name of Author(s)
Autori vari
Date of Production
Language of the review
Language of the product
Type of product
Online Publication
Thematic Area
Identification of students’ at risk
Target Group
Headmasters, Teachers
Website of the Product
Description of Contents
On the site was published an article about dropping out of school.
The phenomenon of "school dispersion", as is defined in the literature the abandonment, is formed by a set of processes, through which delays occur, slowdowns and other breaks more or less prolonged within a specific school career.
The factors leading to the risk of abandonment are identified in the initial choice wrong, in social and family factors and methods of study / teaching.
This article suggests a potential relationship between early school leaving and the presence of deviant behaviors, antisocial attitudes of alienation that arise from school, where the subject can feel the edge of the educational activity, leading to a sort of shock situational: the comparison with the new context may be challenging, enjoyable, but could also be irrepressibly traumatic as it does not coincide with the expectations of the student, and for this reason may materialize in the student's mind the belief that any conduct put in place can not change the probability to achieve educational outcomes negative, look very similar to depression, as it leads to a sense of powerlessness in relation to external forces, and when there is a pressing this sense, there is no other solution than to resign and abandon abandonment.
During the period of post-abandonment, the subject may experience ambivalence, lying between the euphoria of the relief and the great deliverance on the one hand and feelings of defeat, failure and guilt on the other. In these cases it might be useful for the student to undertake a journey of psychotherapy focused to highlight his psychic experiences to help them become aware of himself and of his ability to increase his self-esteem and guide orienting in a future school choice or professional
The article presents the problem clearly and organic, with particular attention to the evaluation of the educational and learning. The song, which is precisely the problems of the target group object of our analysis, and also presents interesting content relevant application and presenting practical solutions to typical problems of our target group.

This article pointed out that in addition to social and family factors, the risk of abandonment is strongly influenced by the methods of study / teaching, speaking of alienation of school. The use of this term effectively highlights the feeling of marginalization of the boy who does not feel part of the school environment and therefore is in a situation very stimulating and does not coincide with their expectations. This can lead to situations similar to depression, so it is hoped that a psychotherapeutic take the boy to take self-awareness, builds self-esteem and guide him in the reorientation in the school and in employment orientation.

The proposed solutions are highly transferable and applicable, even if in a sense we are already oriented to this practice, in the moment in which it is made to intervene, the psychologist that provides support to the kids who request

20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.