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CALL FOR INTERVIEWEES/PARTICIPANTS FOR NATIONAL SURVEY OF EARLY SCHOOL-LEAVERS'/DROP-OUTS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Date Posted: Sep 17, 2014

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TITLE OF RESEARCH:

A Matter of Survival: A life-course approach to understanding the decision-making and economic livelihoods of school drop-outs in Trinidad and Tobago

The Early School-Leavers’ Project is a national study coordinated by the Department of Geography of the UWI St. Augustine in partnership with the School of Education, UWI St. Augustine and the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD). The purpose of the research study is to explore the livelihoods of persons who are 18-45 years of age who have left primary or secondary school before writing either qualifying exams. The research aims to investigate the role of education in people’s lives, examine access to and perceptions of programs and services for people who have left school, and explore the socio-economic successes or challenges of early-school leavers/drop-outs since leaving school. Our objective is to help students stay in school or achieve stability in their lives after leaving school.

At the moment researchers would like to interview people who have left primary or secondary school before writing qualifying exams anywhere in Trinidad and Tobago. Your experiences and thoughts will be included in a national survey to improve the lives of students faced with leaving school early, and others managing to survive since leaving school without a qualification.

Please email winad_tt@mail.com if you want to be part of the study or know someone that would like to be interviewed. Each interviewee will receive a token of appreciation from the researchers.

 

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