ERIC Number: ED192235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Dropout Prevention: What Are the Effective Ingredients?
Augustin, James W.; Novak, Jan L.
From 1976-79, over 46,000 Wisconsin youth left high school before receiving a high school diploma, a number reflective of a national trend. Research has documented dropout characteristics, their reasons for leaving school, and the consequences of their decisions, but little effort has been made to examine ways in which schools and communities attempt to deal with potential dropouts. The existing programs in Wisconsin designed to assist potential dropouts were identified and catalogued to develop a model for comprehensive dropout prevention strategies. Telephone and mail surveys, site visits, and reviews of school program reports were conducted with school administrative personnel and community-based agency coordinators. Results suggested a dropout intervention strategy which would: (1) be student-centered; (2) offer a variety of services and activities; (3) provide school and community programs at the K-12 level; and (4) use preventive and therapeutic counseling techniques. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Employment and Training Office, Madison, WI.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Atlanta, GA, March 26-29, 1980).