School dropout and completion in Spain

Rafael Merino*, Maribel Garcia

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Abstract

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.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSchool Dropout and Completion
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Comparative Studies in Theory and Policy
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages99-115
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789048197620
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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