ERIC Number: ED124852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Project "School:" A Handbook of a Validated Developmental Dropout Prevention Program's Methods and Procedures.
Hooban, Louis; Pugsley, Robert
Project SCHOOL (School Concerned with Helping Others' Objectives and Learning) is a program developed to prevent dropping out through group counseling, parent counseling, and positive reinforcement. Project SCHOOL operates as a dropout prevention program in grades 1-12. Teachers and counselors, using a locally developed check list and other materials, identify 120-150 students they feel are potential dropouts. The objective of the project was to significantly reduce the dropout rate in the Rawlins Public Schools. One of the major facets of the program was to enlist support in both the school and community to bring available resources to bear in an attempt to increase the holding power of the public schools. These students are scheduled into special counseling sessions one hour per week. The parents are contacted individually and asked to attend a two-hour discussion group conducted by a qualified counselor once every two weeks. Both groups are small enough so that those attending feel free to discuss their problems. High interest guidance materials are made available to both parents and students. Parents are encouraged to become interested in the school, and their child's progress and any special problems that may exist. The students receive an incentive award for attending their counseling session and for getting their parents to attend the evening sessions. The incentive awards consist of tickets for local entertainment establishments and drive-in restaurants. Inservice training sessions were conducted for the project counselors and the teachers who were to be involved in the selection of the students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carbon County Schools, Rawlins, WY.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III