• Aina Tarabini


Reducing educational failure and early school leaving (ESL) is a top priority in European educational policy agendas. This is despite ESL rates having fallen in most European countries as a consequence of the global financial crisis of 2007–2008. In Spain, where the empirical research and analysis for this book were conducted, rates during the period 2007–2017 fell from 30.8 to 18.3%. However, an education system that aims to be fair and inclusive cannot accept as normal or standard that close to 20% of its young people become early school leavers. With this argument in mind, the chapter frames the objective of the book, which is to analyse contemporary processes of educational failure and ESL from the perspective of educational exclusion and educational justice.


Early school leaving Europe 2020 Educational exclusion 


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  • Aina Tarabini
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyAutonomous University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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