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Manuals | May 22, 2007

How-To Guide: Student Dropout Prevention and Response

Student Dropout Prevention and Response

Dropout is an almost universal problem for education systems in countries 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 back into school. Implementing these strategies will not only increase the number of children in school but also improve the quality of the schools that they attend.


  • Letters

  • Summary

  • Define Dropout

  • Identify Causes and Factors

  • Identify Characteristics of Children at Risk of Dropping Out

  • Create a Strategy for a Solution

  • Implementing the Strategy

  • Case Studies

  • Andi: Questioning the Value of School

  • Bekim: Leaving School to Help at Home

  • Diana: Falling Behind in Her Studies

  • Ana: Afraid to Walk to School

  • Drita: Teased for Being Different

  • Burim: Can't Attend School Activities

  • Anita: Walking to School Alone 

  • Vlora: Facing Multiple Challenges

  • Bibliography