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Beyond academics: Dropout prevention summer school programs in the transition to secondary education

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Educational transitions, for example from primary to secondary school, have been associated with school drop-outs, particularly for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. As a response, some educational systems have implemented summer programs, although with mixed results. Yet, these evaluations mostly assess programs' quantitative impact on academic outcomes. This article therefore aims at an in-depth exploration of the benefits and challenges of a Uruguayan summer school program for preventing dropout in the transition to secondary school. Results underpin summer peer interactions, teacher-student relations and extra-curricular activities shape positive pre-entry expectations of at-risk students, which secondary schools cannot always fulfill.
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Preventive summer school programs Educational transition School dropout Uruguay

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Vinas-Forcade, Jennifer, Cindy Mels, Martin Valcke, and Ilse Derluyn. 2019. “Beyond Academics: Dropout Prevention Summer School Programs in the Transition to Secondary Education.” International Journal of Educational Development.
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Vinas-Forcade, J., Mels, C., Valcke, M., & Derluyn, I. (2019). Beyond academics: Dropout prevention summer school programs in the transition to secondary education. International Journal of Educational Development.
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Vinas-Forcade J, Mels C, Valcke M, Derluyn I. Beyond academics: Dropout prevention summer school programs in the transition to secondary education. International Journal of Educational Development. 2019;
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Vinas-Forcade, Jennifer et al. “Beyond Academics: Dropout Prevention Summer School Programs in the Transition to Secondary Education.” International Journal of Educational Development (2019): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Educational transitions, for example from primary to secondary school, have been associated with school drop-outs, particularly for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds. As a response, some educational systems have implemented summer programs, although with mixed results. Yet, these evaluations mostly assess programs' quantitative impact on academic outcomes. This article therefore aims at an in-depth exploration of the benefits and challenges of a Uruguayan summer school program for preventing dropout in the transition to secondary school. Results underpin summer peer interactions, teacher-student relations and extra-curricular activities shape positive pre-entry expectations of at-risk students, which secondary schools cannot always fulfill.},
  articleno    = {102087},
  author       = {Vinas-Forcade, Jennifer and Mels, Cindy and Valcke, Martin and Derluyn, Ilse},
  issn         = {0738-0593},
  journal      = {International Journal of Educational Development},
  keywords     = {Preventive summer school programs Educational transition School dropout Uruguay},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Beyond academics: Dropout prevention summer school programs in the transition to secondary education},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.102087},
  year         = {2019},
}

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