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ERIC Number: ED002544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 9
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PROJECT REENTRY, INTERIM REPORT.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
THE OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT REENTRY, CONDUCTED DURING THE SUMMER OF 1963 AND 1964, WERE TO GUIDE POTENTIAL AND ACTUAL DROPOUTS BACK TO SECONDARY SCHOOL THROUGH COUNSELING AND TO PROVIDE A MEANINGFUL SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THOSE WHO RETURNED. STATISTICAL INFORMATION FOR NEW YORK STATE INDICATED THAT 953 ACTUAL AND 722 POTENTIAL DROPOUTS WERE CONTACTED AND THAT 19 AND 85 PERCENT RESPECTIVELY RETURNED TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER. LOCAL EFFORTS AND RESULTS FOR EACH REENTRY DISTRICT WERE LISTED. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES FROM REENTRY DISTRICT REPORTS WERE CATEGORIZED ACCORDING TO ORGANIZATION OF THE PROJECT, HOW CONTACTS WERE MADE, THE CONTENT OF CONTACTS, TRANSFER OF INFORMATION, SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE RETURNEES, OBERVATIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS. REENTRY COUNSELORS WERE PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING STUDENTS. THEY WERE AIDED BY PRINCIPALS AND OTHER COUNSELORS. INTERVIEW OUTLINES WERE DEVELOPED IN SOME DISTRICTS. BEFORE SCHOOL OPENED, REMINDER LETTERS WERE SENT TO PUPILS CONTACTED DURING THE SUMMER. A LIST OF RETURNEES WHO SEEMED LIKELY TO REQUIRE ATTENTION WAS SENT TO THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE OF THE SCHOOL INVOLVED. CONTACTS WERE MADE BY LETTER, THROUGH HOME OR SCHOOL VISITS, AND BY TELEPHONE. DURING CONTACTS, COUNSELORS TRIED TO ARRANGE FOR PUPILS TO RETURN TO DAY OR EVENING SCHOOL, TO VISIT EMPLOYMENT OFFICES, OR TO CONTACT SPECIFIC COMMUNITY AGENCIES IF NECESSARY. COUNSELORS TRIED TO BUILD PROGRAMS THAT ALLOWED FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE PROGRAM INCLUDED THE NEED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ALTERNATIVES PUPILS CAN BE OFFERED, THE INCLUSION OF THE ENTIRE SCHOOL STAFF IN PLANNING, CONTINUATION OF THE PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, A WIDENING OF CURRICULUM TO INCLUDE MORE COURSES SUITED TO THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF POTENTIAL DROPOUTS, WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS FOR RETURNEES, AND MORE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND REMEDIAL PROGRAMS.
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York (Albany)