Proposal for an action plan to reduce early school leaving in Spain
Early school leaving (ESL) can lead to mounting individual challenges and generate
high economic costs to education systems and societies at large. Spain has made significant
progress in reducing ESL in recent years; in 2022, the ESL rate was 13,9% - almost
half the points of a decade earlier. However, noteworthy regional disparities remain,
and Spain’s average ESL rate remains one of the highest among OECD and EU member countries.
Informed by national and international research evidence and good practices, and by
the expert contribution of key education stakeholders, this report identifies existing
strengths and challenges to address ESL across Spain. It proposes five areas for action
that each include a range of evidence-based and actionable recommendations for a coordinated
approach to reducing ESL in all autonomous communities and in the autonomous cities
of Ceuta and Melilla.
Published on June 13, 2023Also available in: Spanish
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