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ERIC Number: ED001732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug-24
Pages: 74
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DROPOUT FOLLOW-UP. A REPORT OF A SUMMER PROJECT IN GUIDANCE.
RUFF, ELDON E.; AND OTHERS
WITH SIX PERSONS TO STAFF THE SUMMER CAMP. THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES WERE SET--(1) TO GAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DROPOUTS, (2) TO PROVIDE COUNSELING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS NO LONGER IN CONTACT WITH THE SCHOOL, (3) TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION FOR DROPOUTS, (4) TO PROVIDE A LIAISON BETWEEN THE DROPOUT, THE SCHOOL, AND THE COMMUNITY, (5) TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER EDUCATION OF DROPOUTS, AND (6) TO GAIN INFORMATION TO HELP IDENTIFY POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. A JOB COUNSELING CENTER WAS ESTABLISHED, AND THE STAFF DEVELOPED AN OCCUPATIONAL-EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION LIBRARY. IN COUNSELING THE DROPOUTS THE APPROACH WAS THAT OF TRYING TO PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HIMSELF AND THE WORLD AROUND HIM. SEVENTY PERCENT OUT OF 121 ACTUALLY INTERVIEWED RESPONDED TO COUNSELING SESSIONS. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT FAMILY ATTITUDE CONTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENT'S DROPPING OUT. THE MAJORITY OF DROPOUTS ARE ACADEMIC DROPOUTS LONG BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY DROP OUT PHYSICALLY. HELP FOR DROPOUTS MUST BE PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL. A LOOK AT THE TOTAL GROUP OF 225 BOYS SHOWED THAT 104 WERE NO LONGER IN THE COMMUNITY. OF THE BOYS COUNSELED 15 MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO GO BACK TO A FULL-TIME SCHOOL PROGRAM AND 13 TO COMPLETE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS. A HANDBOOK ON EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH IS GIVEN, DESIGNED TO HELP THE DROPOUT. IT SHOWS HOW AND WHERE TO LOOK FOR A JOB, AND WAS GIVEN TO ALL STUDENTS.
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Authoring Institution: South Bend Community School Corp., IN.
Identifiers: Indiana (South Bend)