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ERIC Number: ED391074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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It Works! Vocational Exploration as Drop Out Prevention.
Titus, Dale
A pilot vocational exploration program in the Pocono Mountain School District (Pennsylvania) was conducted for students who were at risk of dropping out of school after failing eighth grade. The program, conducted as a ninth-grade class, allowed at-risk students to receive concentrated, personalized help in basic academic skills while exploring vocational areas of their choice. Close home-school alliances were also set up to help the students with problems. The program was voluntary and required students' attendance and effort. The program proved successful in preventing failure on the part of many of the students in the pilot program. Many of the students tried harder and achieved with smaller classes and personalized help. Instead of dropping out, they were able to continue in school and enter the technical program in 10th grade. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pocono Mountain School District PA