Early School Leaving (ESL) is a result of a long process rather than sudden phenomena. Factors derived from school, family, environment and personality affect students’ motivation, satisfaction and participation in education. The dropout of the individuals due to various reasons causes that the schools fail to fulfill their purpose for qualified labor and the allocated national resources are wasted. To prevent individual, economic and environmental problems caused by the early school leaving (ESL), one of the benchmarks of The strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) is “the rate of early leavers from education and training aged 18-24 should be below 10%”.
The course offers theoritecal basis and practices for educators to want to aware determinants of ESL, to increase students' motivation, engagement and belonging through active teaching methods, to understand causes and effects of ESL, to develop an action plan to decrease absenteeism and ESL rates.