ERIC Number: ED060462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Findings of a Drop-Out Prevention Study of the Spartanburg City Schools and Resultant Recommendations. Final Report.
Easley, Edgar M.
A study representing a new level of involvement in the problem of dropout prevention is presented. The point is made that a dropout generally is a person who does not see his public education as related to his particular needs or goals. Recommendations of the study are: (1) Establish a regularized school-community input and feedback system to enable parents, students and community persons to provide both input and feedback related to curriculum and teaching methodologies; (2) Institute a comprehensive and coordinated pre-school program to diagnose, remediate, and alleviate learning difficulties in pre-school children; (3) Provide experiences to ease the transition from elementary to junior high schools; (4) Introduce added vocational majors and courses into the high school and added academic offerings into the vocational school; (5) Establish a comprehensive Secondary Academy and Adult Education Center to afford opportunities for students 17 years of age or older to attend classes that would earn high school credit; and (6) Change the class organization for the junior and senior high schools to allow small groups of students to progress throughout their secondary school program with the same home room teacher, core-subject teachers and the same counselor. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Design, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, Feedback, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Learning Problems, Organization, Preschool Children, Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Standards, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CES/Communication and Education Services, Inc.; Spartanburg County School District 7, SC.
Identifiers: South Carolina; South Carolina (Spartanburg)