School dropout and completion in Spain

Rafael Merino*, Maribel Garcia

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Secondary education in Spain is structured into two parts. Lower secondary -education (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria) is compulsory and lasts over four school years divided into two cycles each of 2 years. It begins after the conclusion of primary school at the age of 12; therefore, when a student finishes compulsory education, he or she is 16 years old. After this period, upper secondary education begins, which includes three main tracks: the academic (baccalaureate), the professional and the occupational. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool Dropout and Completion
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Comparative Studies in Theory and Policy
EditorsStephen Lamb, Eifred Markussen, Nina Poles Sandberg
Place of PublicationDordrecht (NL)
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789048197620
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


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