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ERIC Number: ED027581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-1
Pages: 16
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Forty-five Returnees to Regular High Schools.
Joseph, M. P.; Almen, R. E.
The Work Opportunity Center (WOC) is geared to provide occupational skills training, related instruction, counseling, and personal services to youth 16 to 21 years of age. Many of these boys experienced learning difficulties in the traditional school setting and withdrew from school. In addition to providing work orientation, the WOC encourages those with a desire to return to a regular high school for their diploma. This study focuses on a group of 45 dropouts who come to WOC, then returned to other schools. Of the 45, 56% were still in school at the time of the survey, having established better attendance records earlier than the second-time withdrawals, and 77% of the persisters were passing. Over half received positive comments on school adjustment. WOC was seen as helpful in their decision to return, helpful in earning credits, and helpful with personal problems. Those who had withdrawn the second time saw the future as less bright, more uncertain, and felt more general unrest than the persisters. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Work Opportunity Center.