The problem of secondary education completion: The case study of Cape Verde, a small island developing state
Emily Irene Longenecker and
Anthony Justin Barnum
International Journal of Educational Development, 2017, vol. 53, issue C, 48-57
Like many small island developing states, Cape Verde faces a challenge with secondary school completion. The lack of global development goals for secondary education results in the lack of government policies to promote secondary education, which may in effect be partially responsible for the drop in primary school completion The purpose of this paper is to identify the student populations who leave secondary school prior to completion based on Cape Verde’s Ministry of Education data, which is disaggregated by municipality and school. In addition we link these student populations to socioeconomic factors in order to examine possible causes for their abandonment of schooling. This paper intends to draw attention to the issues facing secondary education in a small, developing island nation and highlight policies that have proven effective in similar contexts. The case study of Cabo Verde can be used to generate secondary education policy discussions in other small island developing states (SIDS), as well as other sub-Saharan African nations.
Keywords: Secondary education completion; Small island developing state; Cape Verde; Socioeconomic factors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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