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ERIC Number: ED001691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 25
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HOW HIGH SCHOOLS CAN REDUCE THEIR DROPOUT RATE--AN ACTION GUIDE.
MOORE, JAMES W.
AFTER THE SCHOOL HAS COMMITTED ITSELF TO REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DROPOUTS, PERSONNEL MUST FORMULATE A PLAN OF ACTION. THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE--START SMALL, WORK TOGETHER, TAKE YOUR TIME, MEET REGULARLY, GET OUTSIDE HELP, REPORT PROGRESS AND EVALUATE RESULTS. THE PROGRAM FOR REGULAR STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE NEGLECTED. A CHECKLIST IS INCLUDED TO HELP IN IDENTIFYING THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM. A SECOND EVALUATION CHECKLIST MAY BE USED TO AID IN THE SYSTEMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. BECAUSE THE CAUSE OF DROPPING OUT VARIES WITH EACH STUDENT, EACH CASE MUST BE TREATED INDIVIDUALLY. AN UNDERSTANDING OF STUDENT PROBLEMS IS NECESSARY FOR BETTER COUNSELING. A WORK-STUDY PROGRAM AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE SUGGESTED. PARENTS SHOULD BE INFORMED AND CONSULTED ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN. IF A STUDENT LEAVES SCHOOL DESPITE EFFORTS TO RETAIN HIM, JOB ADVICE AND COUNSELING SHOULD BE MADE READILY AVAILABLE TO HIM. DROPOUTS SHOULD BE CONVINCED OF THE CONTINUING INTEREST OF THE SCHOOL IN THEIR PROGRESS. SCHOOL PERSONNEL SHOULD MAKE CLEAR THEIR READINESS TO READMIT DROPOUTS WITHOUT CENSURE.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)