Behaviour and school dropout
International studies proved the connection between being at risk of dropping out and showing a certain behaviour that means a burden for the school environment. It can mean for instance aggression towards teachers or peers, a too intense or a too shy temper, but anyhow it has to be considered as a distress signal that hides deeper conflicts inside the person or his or her circumstances.
One of the main consequences is the notion that obvious behaviour issues are very often just symptoms. Frustration derived from a long time failure in school, lack of success and negative feedbacks can all lead to a specifically provocative attitude. A continuous punishment or strengthened control itself cannot help the situation, but putting the student in the role in which success and joy in connection with school can be experienced.
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