ERIC Number: ED150730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-11
Doubters, Delinquents and Dropouts--Can They Be Helped Through Improved Self-Concepts?
Irwin, James R.
Approaches to improve student achievement through improved self-actualization are attempted in the following programs: Rev. Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH; the U.S. Department of Labor's program known as the Youth Incentive Entitlement Pilot Project Program; Denver, Colorado's New Pride Experiment; the Michigan Expeditions Program; and the John Dancy Street Academy, established in Detroit by the local Urban League. The Detroit Urban League also sponsored a book "They Made It, So Can You" by Dr. Francis Kornegay, that is supplied free to the schools. Aimed at middle school students, the book contains brief biographical sketches of approximately 80 outstanding Michigan blacks who have achieved success. Another viewpoint encourages educators to give students a stake in the schools so that the percentage of those who make trouble remains low. A third approach is that, in many cases, the doubter, the delinquent, and the dropout do not suffer from a lack of self-concept, but rather lack confidence in the school's reality to their own life situation. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (62nd, Anaheim, California, February 10-15, 1978); Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document