ERIC Number: ED110777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Picture of a Dropout.
DeGracie, James S.; And Others
To determine whether needed components of the career education program were directed toward the potential Mesa school dropouts, a study was made of their characteristics. Samples used were an exhaustive sample of the 431 dropouts of the 1972-1973 school year and a random sample of the 1973-1974 potential dropouts (those students over age 16 or beyond grade 8). Selected demographic data were collected and student absence rates monitored. The Mesa school dropout comes from a diverse background and prediction is questionable. Recommendations include a continuation of the data collection for permanent profiles of the student body, a classification of students by course of study in one of three categories: college preparatory, general education, or vocational education, a followup of no-shows to document summer dropouts, and teacher/student contract programs. Recommendations for counselor activities concern record-keeping and more time scheduled with students. (MU)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Mesa Public Schools, AZ. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Mesa)