Boredom and low motivation
Researchers from Quebec, Canada investigated the different types of at risk students regarding early leaving from education and they found that the biggest group of involved students are those that are the most similar to non at risk ones. These youngsters are not specifically low achievers or bad behaved, but uninterested in school and unmotivated. This result shows clearly that the especially problematic students who many times impossible to be saved from dropout are only the minority. There is a much bigger and much more conform group of bored students. And the question pops up: how to grab their attention?
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