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dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Susanaen
dc.date2010-05-29 09:54:48.856
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T19:59:42Z
dc.date.available2010-05-31T19:59:42Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-31T19:59:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/5696
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Education) -- Queen's University, 2010-05-29 09:54:48.856en
dc.description.abstractEarly school leaving continues to be an issue that garners much attention from administrators, educators, and academics. In this study I review the existing literature on risk factors relating to early school leaving while examining the role of social context on educational aspirations and expectations. Research findings (Alberta Learning, 2001; Ferguson, Tilleczek, Boydell, & Rummens, 2005; Satchwell, 2004) show that early school leaving is a long process of disengagement that arises from multiple factors associated with experiences both inside and outside of school. In this study I carry out a qualitative analysis of both school and non-school related risk factors deemed to be significant to the early leaving of four young Portuguese-Canadian men. Their stories attest to the complexity of the phenomenon as they affirm the impact of both school and non-school related factors on early school leaving such as irrelevant curriculum, learning community, socio-economic status, and social context. In recounting their stories, and analyzing them through Bourdieu and Passeron’s (1979) understanding of “cultural capital” and “habitus,” I provide insights in this study into how administrators, educators and policymakers, alike may make learning more meaningful and authentic in order to curb early school leaving.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectEarly school leavingen
dc.subjectAt-risken
dc.subjectSecondary schoolen
dc.subjectYouthen
dc.titleLosing Touch: The Early School Leaving of Four Young Portuguese-Canadian Menen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.Ed.en
dc.contributor.supervisorMyers, Marie J.en
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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