ERIC Number: ED036938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Operation DIRE (Dropout Identification, Rehabilitation, and Education); A Report of the Study and Findings.
Educational Service Bureau, Inc., Arlington, VA.
School visits, school records, and direct contact were used to study dropouts and potential dropouts. Results indicated that the two groups were similar. Both had a high percentage with at least average ability; they were nonparticipants in school activities, tended not to like school, and felt that the schools were too large and had no interest in them. Dropouts had higher rates of absenteeism and failure than potential dropouts. Both groups desired a curriculum which would prepare them for an occupation, although 61% of the dropouts were in the general curriculum when they left school and only 6% in occupational programs. Of the potential dropouts, only 7% preferred the general curriculum but 40% felt that the school was not meeting their needs. As a result of the study, recommendations were made and programs proposed. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Community Characteristics, Community Involvement, Curriculum, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Intelligence, Participant Satisfaction, Program Improvement, Program Proposals, Student Participation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Authoring Institution: Educational Service Bureau, Inc., Arlington, VA.