ERIC Number: ED123730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-10
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Effective Dropout Prevention Programs.
Buckner, Madeline P.
The Chicago public schools have implemented two dropout prevention programs in five high schools. The Early Action Opportunity Centers program gives priority to identified potential dropouts who have records of entanglement with law enforcement agencies. Fifty percent of the students in the Chicago Receptions Center program are returnees from state correctional institutions or are on probation from juvenile court. The broad objectives of the centers are the prevention, control, and elimination of delinquent behavior through innovative interaction activities correlated with a broad, comprehensive dropout prevention and crime reduction program. The five centers use two broad approaches--the community-organization approach that involves the home, school, special agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community organizations and institutions; and the work-role approach that involves finding employment for the students. Each program has components dealing with education, counseling, vocation, recreation, and research. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)