ERIC Number: ED094097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-12
Reference Count: N/A
Project Emerge, Dayton, Ohio. 1973-74 Final Evaluation Report.
Project Emerge was initiated in reaction to a high dropout rate at Roosevelt High School, which was attributed to low self-concept, low motivation, underachievement and the internalization of failure, irregular attendance, health problems, and disruptive classroom behavior. The enrollment of Roosevelt High School is 1395 students, of whom approximately 126 were identified as potential dropouts and enrolled in the Occupational Exploratory Lab and/or Reading Lab. Students who are identified as potential dropouts must fall into one or more of the following categories: stanines of four or less on the reading and/or mathematics achievement section of the "Ohio Survey Test"; above average absenteeism; and, referred by the school counselor or self-referral. Students who have been directly affected are those who have received counseling from the project Counselor and/or Social Worker, instruction in the reading lab and/or occupational exploration lab; been sent to the Shop; used the Student Lounge; enrolled in Automotive Professional Training course; or obtained a job through the Project. Those affected indirectly are students whose teachers have used equipment of Project Emerge or participated in staff development programs, or who have received consulting services through the Project. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Attendance, Classroom Environment, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Failure, Guidance Programs, High School Students, Inner City, Low Achievement, Motivation, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Reading Instruction, Self Concept, Staff Development, Teachers, Underachievement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dayton Board of Education, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII