ERIC Number: ED235132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Effective Programs for the Marginal High School Student. Fastback 197.
Wehlage, Gary G.
The characteristics of marginal high school students and the social dynamics that create conditions in schools that lead to truancy and eventual dropping out are described as an introduction to a discussion on how to deal with the problem. Guidelines for effective programs for marginal students are delineated, and the activities and scope of six effective school programs designed to involve marginal students in school work and motivate them to remain in school are described. Cited are: (1) Reuther Education at Large (REAL); (2) Lincoln Educational Alternative Program (LEAP); (3) Paper High School (PHS); (4) School Within a School (SWS); (5) Alternative Learning Program; and (6) Academic Development Opportunity Program (ADOP). The characteristics of an effective anti-dropout program are delineated in the areas of administration and organization, teacher culture, student culture, and curriculum and instruction. Suggestions are made for planning a successful program for marginal students. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Experimental Programs, Low Achievement, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Phi Delta Kappa, Decatur, IL.
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.