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ERIC Number: ED154268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-21
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Development and Implementation of a Structured Program for the Systematic Reduction of Factors Contributing to Students Dropping Out of School.
Wilson, Aaron, Jr.
This report describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a pilot project aimed at reducing factors that contribute to the high dropout rate among students in vocational education programs. The author is concerned with reducing such factors as absenteeism, tardiness, suspensions, class cutting, and with increasing student participation in extracurricular activities, interest in school, and reading progress. The 60 tenth grade students with high dropout potential who participated in the project were formed into experimental and control groups. Students in the experimental group were given intensive, competency-based skills utilizing a new instructional delivery system. Two teachers and one guidance counselor were selected to work as a team with these students for nine consecutive months. The control group received no special treatment and functioned as part of the traditional vocational program. A summative evaluation of the project is presented with tables, and it is concluded that the program resulted in a reduction in truancy, suspensions, tardiness, class cutting, absenteeism and students dropping out of school. Gains were also realized in student performance. (Author/DOW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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