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Thursday 18 September 2014

Half of students regret choices they make

Published 12/08/2014 | 02:30

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Almost half of students are sorry about what they did after leaving school and many feel ill-prepared for college, work and adult life, according to a new research.

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Relationships with teachers, being encouraged to have high aspirations, one-to-one guidance counselling and teaching and learning methdos at second-level have emerged as key factors in how school-leavers fare aferwards.

While students place a high value on one-to-one guidance, a recent survey found that 200 schools - almost one in three - are not offering this service because of education cutbacks.

New insights into the experiences of Irish teenagers as they make the leap from second-level education are contained in a report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

The study explores long-term effects of school experiences and shows just how much difference a school makes in the lives of children.

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