The phenomenon of drop-out has important social aspects concerning the 20% of the European young people aging from 18 to 20. The Italian Education Board individuated and classified the causes of drop-out as “exogenous-variables” and “endogenous-variables”. This research deals with the phenomenon of drop-out and is related to the studies about affect for mathematics. We analyze the phenomenon of drop-out in high secondary school and particularly the role played by mathematics inside this phenomenon. An endogenous cause of drop-out, we call it discomfort in mathematics, arises from surveys; its elimination might reduce more than the 50% the critical number of the drop-out variables.

Moscucci, M., Piccione, M., Rinaldi, M.G., Simoni, S., & Marchini, C. (2005). Mathematical Discomfort and School Drop-out in Italy. In Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematical Education (CERME 4) (pp.245-254).

Mathematical Discomfort and School Drop-out in Italy

MOSCUCCI, MANUELA;PICCIONE, MARIA;
2005

Abstract

The phenomenon of drop-out has important social aspects concerning the 20% of the European young people aging from 18 to 20. The Italian Education Board individuated and classified the causes of drop-out as “exogenous-variables” and “endogenous-variables”. This research deals with the phenomenon of drop-out and is related to the studies about affect for mathematics. We analyze the phenomenon of drop-out in high secondary school and particularly the role played by mathematics inside this phenomenon. An endogenous cause of drop-out, we call it discomfort in mathematics, arises from surveys; its elimination might reduce more than the 50% the critical number of the drop-out variables.
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