Sunday 18 March 2018

Half of students regret choices they make

Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

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.

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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