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dr. M.A.E. van der Gaag

Assistant professor
dr. M.A.E. van der Gaag


The aim of this project is to contribute to the prevention of early school leaving in secondary vocational education ('MBO'). Although we know a lot about risk factors that contribute to early school leaving, we know only little about the micro-level within individual processes, such as actions and experiences, that precede early school leaving. Moreover we have little knowledge on effective techniques to prevent early school leaving, and how they work.

In this project we aim to address these issues. We collect longitudinal data among adolescents and their mentors using the apps that we have developed, and gain insight into processes of early school leaving by creating a theoretical model, which we simulate to generate concrete predictions. 

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Last modified:05 April 2018 4.35 p.m.

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