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Responding to the need for restoring dignity of young in transitions through a "second chance" programs promoted by USILD

Policy makers and practitioners in nations still being troubled by the syndrome of young of not being able to complete school. Governments and school systems continue to exert efforts  improve participation and retention rates. However, still, one in three students drop out of school before completing high school. The question is, what are the major factors influencing non-completion and militate against young people remaining at school? Findings from recent research indicate that some non-completers choose to re-enter education through second chance educational programs. Our theory of responding to the need of responding to the need of second chance for young in transitions is developed within the context of the ‘risk’ society and in relation to recent theories of youth transitions.

The need for a ‘second chance’ is justified in relation to recent theories of youth transitions, which suggest that re-entry into second chance education is a personal act of agency through which young people struggle to reclaim successful personal and educational identities amidst the constraints and hazards in their daily lives. Based on the findings that increasing numbers of non-completers are enrolling in USILD's second chance programs, these enabling programs are considered as a means of addressing the needs of this cohort. Nations' educational policies related to second chance education is critically examined in light of international programs and recommendations for change are made.

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