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ERIC Number: ED083500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 32
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Administrative Plan to Prevent High School Dropouts.
Carnes, Ernest B.
Recommendations for developing educational programs for high school dropout-prone students are presented in this publication. Data compiled on dropouts by the South Carolina State Department of Education indicate that approximately one out of every two first graders in South Carolina public schools drops out of school before completing the requirements for a State High School Diploma. Studies conducted to determine the reasons students leave school show no consistent behavioral pattern as to why they withdraw. The most common characteristics of those students withdrawing from school include: lack of interest in school work; economic reasons; a feeling that courses are not relevant to individual needs; attractiveness of outside jobs, wages, and experiences; poor self-concept; etc. The report states that the dropout-prone student generally follows a well-defined path: his interest in school diminishes and grades start to drop, and he begins skipping classes and is perceived as a disciplinary problem by school authorities. The publication concludes that serious efforts must be made to deal with the dropout-prone student. (WSK)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Curriculum Development Section.