An opportunity to evaluate theories of change: the European strategy against early school leaving = Una oportunidad para evaluar las teorías del cambio: La estrategia europea contra el abandono escolar prematuro

Rambla, X. and Fontdevila, C. (2015) An opportunity to evaluate theories of change: the European strategy against early school leaving = Una oportunidad para evaluar las teorías del cambio: La estrategia europea contra el abandono escolar prematuro. Profesorado, 19(3), pp. 44-57.

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Abstract

Public policies analysis is paying a growing attention to the analysis of theories of change. This approach is proposed to the extent it inquires which concrete factors either favour or hinder the outcomes of programmes implemented in given settings. Often, these studies draw on the review of the specialised literature so as to estimate the coherence and the plausibility of a policy. Thus, on the one hand, the article looks at the European Council and the European Commission proposal to prevent, intervene (on) and compensate (for) early school leaving. On the other hand, this approach is compared to the proposal to offer diversified and pre-vocational pathways to students, as adopted by the central and most regional governments in Spain for the last decade. In this vein, the review has collected and analysed the specialised literature on flexible school pathways, scholarships conditioned to enrolling in further education, and integral intervention on schools.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fontdevila Puig, Dr Clara
Authors: Rambla, X., and Fontdevila, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Journal Name:Profesorado
Publisher:Grupo de Investigacion FORCE
ISSN:1138-414X
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