ERIC Number: ED113618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
The Harding Prep Program: A Research and Demonstration Project Designed to Reduce the Dropout Rate in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Interim Report.
Greene, John F.; Gable, Robert K.
The report describes a program whose purpose is to minimize the student dropout rate through a comprehensive educational program located in a neighborhood center. The center is designed to provide effective academic training, related supervised employment, and allied support services. The program serves ninth grade students from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, who have exhibited behavioral and attitudinal characteristics related to dropping out of school. Moreover, the project is developing a functional model for replication purposes in the city of Bridgeport as well as in other urban centers throughout the state and the nation. Data collected locally and related experience gained through the program will also enable the educational system to better identify, understand and serve potential dropouts. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Centers, Counseling, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Employment Experience, High School Students, Motivation, Program Descriptions, Schools, Youth Programs
National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-237-486, HC $5.25, MF $2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut Manpower Executives Association, Inc., Bridgeport.; Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Associates, New Haven, CT.
Note: For program evaluation, see CG 010 121