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ERIC Number: ED001465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 7
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REPORT ON THE DROPOUT PROJECT OF LENNOX HIGH SCHOOL.
STRITE, LABAR
THE ODDS THAT THE PROJECT POPULATION WOULD STAY IN SCHOOL HAD BEEN INCREASED FROM 50-50 BEFORE THE PROJECT TO 3-1 AT THE TIME OF THIS REPORT. THE CHANCE OF EXPULSION FOR DISCIPLINARY REASONS WAS REDUCED FROM 1 IN 3 TO 1 IN 15. LENNOX HIGH SCHOOL PERSONNEL FELT THAT MONEY INVESTED TO IMPROVE EDUCATION FOR POTENTIAL DROPOUTS BY ADAPTING MATERIAL AND PROVIDING GUIDANCE WOULD DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS WHICH WOULD LATER BE USED BY SOCIAL AGENCIES TO CARE FOR THEM. PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM WERE CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF LOW ACHIEVEMENT, ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR, LOW READING SKILLS AND POOR ATTENDANCE RECORDS. THE PROGRAM BEGAN IN THE NINTH GRADE AND CONSISTED OF GROUP COUNSELING AND SPECIAL CLASSES. COUNSELING SESSIONS DEALT WITH HOME PROBLEMS AND FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY. THE SPECIAL CLASSES CONSISTED OF ONE 2-HOUR PERIOD PER DAY IN WHICH ENGLISH AND SOCIAL STUDIES WERE EMPHASIZED. INSTRUCTION WAS NOT FORMAL AND WAS DIRECTED TO THE NEEDS OF THE GROUP. SPECIAL MIMEOGRAPHED MATERIALS, MOVIES, TAPES, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES WERE USED TO DEVELOP BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS. VOCATIONAL MATERIAL WAS ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENT. TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS IN THE PROGRAM WERE ORIENTED THROUGH SUMMER WORKSHOPS.
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Authoring Institution: Centinela Valley Union High School District, Hawthorne, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; Lennox High School CA