ERIC Number: ED253595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Educating the At-Risk Adolescent. More Lessons from Alternative High Schools. A Report.
Foley, Eileen; Crull, Peggy
This report contains research findings on student achievement and retention at New York City alternative high schools serving dropouts and potential dropouts. After a summary and introduction, statistics are presented which reveal that alternative schools facilitate positive changes in student performance. Next, reasons for students' dropping out are discussed, and factors which influence the holding power of alternative schools are described. Differences in students' academic preparedness and the types of school programs are cited as major reasons for the fact that some schools show a higher rate of student retention. A summary of major findings is presented, with particular focus on the dropout problem. Finally, a model for establishing alternative schools (or refining existing ones) is described, and this study's principal recommendations are outlined. Methodological procedures used to collect and analyze the data contained in this report are detailed in five appendices, including a three-page interview format. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, High Risk Persons, High Schools, Models, Nontraditional Education, Potential Dropouts, Program Development, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power
Public Education Association, 20 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York Community Trust, NY.; Ittleston Foundation Inc., New York, NY.; Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., NY.
Authoring Institution: Public Education Association, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)