Fromm, Prof. Dr. Sabine, Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule Nürnberg, Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Postfach, 90121 Nürnberg
Richter, Maria, Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen, Friedländer Weg 31, 37085 Göttingen
Low-skilled Youth. Their Difficulties in Participating in Education and Possible Remedies
Secondary school pupils (‘Hauptschüler’) experience increased risks of participation in academic and vocational training. Often, there are long-term patterns of poor school performance, and the students leave school without graduating or with poor grades. This article discusses the results of a project that aims to re-integrate highly disadvantaged young people into institutional education. It does so by helping them to graduate from school. It, thus, tries to increase their chances of a successful transition from school to training. This article reports on the specific risks of educational participation for these students as well as on the project's impact.