ERIC Number: ED086866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Dropout Prevention: Diversified Satellite Occupations Program and Career Development. Final Report.
Jones, Hilda B.
The Diversified Satellite Occupations Program Career Development sought to prevent dropout through these strategies: registration at a school situation away from the normal school setting, creation of a close teacher-student relationship, and raise achievement levels and lower anxiety levels. Program emphases at elementary, junior and senior high levels were occupational guidance, work experience, bilingual-bicultural students, and handicapped students. The centers, which had direct contact with 769 students, showed considerable holding power, with only 6.7 percent of students leaving the program without plans. Comparisons between pre- and post-test data yielded fifteen significant changes: six changes were from a more to a less favorable score, and nine were in the positive direction. Nine of these were on the achievement measures, with seven positive and two negative changes. Two positive and two negative changes were measured regarding attitude toward school. Differences between centers were also measured. A third party evaluator concluded that the centers were successful in achieving the objective of increasing non-white enrollment. It was concluded that the dropout-prone disadvantaged student will show attendance and achievement gains if registered in a less structured locale, with a shorter day, combining with work experience. Supporting statistical tables are given. (SC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Attendance, Bilingual Students, Career Development, Career Guidance, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Research, Handicapped Students, Pilot Projects, Racial Balance, Student Teacher Relationship, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT.