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Unformatted text preview: 1 School failure and mathematics education in Dodecanese islands: A case study Charoula Stathopoulou, Petros Chaviaris stath@ rhodes.aegean.gr; chaviaris@rhodes.aegan.gr The interaction between mathematics education and school failure in island areas: interpretation and confrontation in the case of Dodecanese Islands (Pythagoras, Aegean University): This research program is co- financed by 3rd CSF of EEC 2 This project is in progress and attempts to study the interaction of mathematic education with school failure through and holistic explanatory perception for the phenomenology of mathematic education focusing in the investigation of relations of school community, educational community, family and wider local society of target-regions. The objective of this project is the development of sufficient criteria for the selection of variables in order to propose reparative actions. We try to study the students school failure phenomenon in a well defined region, in which specific sociocultural and territorial characteristics have an important influence on the students choices. 3 Our project concerns the interaction between mathematics education and school failure in Dodecanese (Dodecanese= 12 islands) area in Greece. Dodecanese constitutes of twelve islands, with a wide population diversity as well as diversity in educational structures in every island. The main focus of the research program is to explore the role of the family and the society on the students aptitude as well as on the students personal school-routes as variables of the study of the relation between mathematics education and school failure. 4 The main part of the data is collected by interviews with students, teachers and members of students families. Through the semi-structured interviews the above members of a micro culture, state their beliefs about the following: the education system, the mathematics education, their own role and the role of others regarding school failure as well as failure in mathematics. What is going to be presented in this report is the result of a case study, concerning a student with an experience in school failure, who was obligated to migrate on different islands and change educational orientation in order to be able to continue school. 5 Expressions of school failure- the low school aptitude, - the interruption of schooling or - the continuation in schools with lower standards (evening schools). The rhetorical intent of State for the obligatory education is impressed in the law of 985 (1566/85-15(3)), where it is reported that: "schooling is obligatory in the primary school and in the high school, in the case student has not exceeded the 16 year of his age. Whoever has the assiduity of the student and omits his registration or his monitoring regarding his schools attendance he is punished according to the article of 458 Penal Code ". 6 The law is supplemented by the article of 458 penal code: "the person that intentionally offends against the law is...
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