Factors that hinder acces to and persistence in post-compulsory education: a challenge for vulnerable groups in Spain

TitleFactors that hinder acces to and persistence in post-compulsory education: a challenge for vulnerable groups in Spain
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsDíaz-Vicario, A, Armengol, C, Castro, D
JournalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
Volume24
Issuen.4
Pagination401-423
ISSN1359-6748
Abstract

Post-compulsory education constitutes a stage of heigh-
tened vulnerability for certain young people who face con-
ditions of inequality. Young people with disabilities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, immi-
grants, Romani, and women are the primary vulnerable groups in Spain. In addition, other circumstances may pre-
sent a challenge to gaining admission to, persisting in and successfully graduating from post-compulsory education.
Although belonging to one of these groups does not present an obstacle for certain young people in the con-
tinuation of their studies, for others, being a member of a vulnerable group poses a challenge on a daily basis. This
article seeks to identify the factors that render it difficult for
young people belonging to vulnerable groups to continue their post-compulsory studies in Spain. This study has identified familial, personal, institutional, and systemic factors that may explain why certain young people do not have access to post-compulsory schooling or drop out before completing their studies.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13596748.2019.1654680
English
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