ERIC Number: ED087135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Positive Approaches to Dropout Prevention.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
After four years of operation, the Title VIII program of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been instrumental in reducing the number of school dropouts in target schools by 52 percent. This report describes in detail some of the successful educational practices operating within target schools in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, and Washington. Except for some projects, each description is presented in two sections. The first section describes the general setting in which the total program operates, such as locale, school system, special factors affecting the project, the overall instructional programs, and the results obtained. The second section contains a detailed description of one or more successful educational practices with data to show that they were successful. The descriptions are in sufficient detail to provide educators at all levels with enough information to initiate programs in local schools with similar problems. The descriptions cover such topics as needs assessment, rationale, objectives, criteria for selecting the target population, personnel, facilities, equipment, materials, operational problems, valid evaluation data, cost analysis, and suggestions for replication. Examples of data collection instruments and management forms are included in some of the project reports. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Federal Programs, Program Descriptions, Secondary Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock Number 1780-01214, $1.20)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII