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Revista de la educación superior

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VRIES, Wietse de  and  GRIJALVA MARTINEZ, Olga. Abandon school or social life? Drop-outs inuppe secondary education in Oaxaca. Rev. educ. sup [online]. 2021, vol.50, n.197, pp.59-76.  Epub Oct 11, 2021. ISSN 0185-2760.

In spite of a decade of public policies, higher secondary school dropout continues to be a problem. A central question is what the main reasons are to leave school. Public policies assume that the causes are of an economic or academic nature. However, this study in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, finds that the chief motivation is not academic. According to many youngsters, they like to go out with friends and partners and have a social live, but this aspect of youth culture is often incompatible with school organization, causing students to flunk and abandon.

Keywords : Drop-out; Students; Upper secondary education; Youth cultures; Engagement.

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