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For a learner, disengagement from an education or training programme before its completion, without having achieved the relevant learning or training objectives.
Access resource, available in English, French, ItalianThis multilingual glossary (provided in a multitude of European languages) defines a selection of key terms used in European education and training policy. It is a revised and expanded version of the “Terminology of European education and training policy – A selection of 130 key terms” (2014). It considers new priorities of European Union policy, mainly concerning skills intelligence and employment. New definitions have been developed in collaboration with the experts of Cedefop’s departments VET and Skills and VET and Qualifications.
Temporary or permanent withdrawal from an education or training program before its completion. (Note: In English this word can also refer to a person who has failed to complete a course. This usage is often derogative.)
Access resource, available in EnglishThis glossary is one output of European Commission project EAC/11/2008, 'Study on European Terminology in Adult Learning for a common language and common understanding and monitoring of the sector'. Work on this study was led by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC), Institute of Education, London in collaboration with colleagues from the Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE), the Agence Nationale de Lutte contre l'illetrisme (ANLCI) and the University of Warsaw. Terms listed [...] are presented under six conceptual headings [...]. A seventh grouping representing general theories and concept in adult learning has also been including. The seven groups are: Theories and concepts in adult learning, Adult learning strategy, policy and legislation, adult skills and competences, access to and participation in adult learning, investment in adult learning, quality of adult learning, outcomes and of adult learning.
A person who discontinues a programme of education or training. (Definition also used by Queensland government)
Access resource, available in EnglishThe Egyptian TVET expert Moustafa Wahba developed a glossary based on his own experience as a consultant in TVET.
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