ERIC Number: ED185655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Intervention Model to Improve School Attendance and Achievement.
Myers, Robert D.
Growing out of concern about the increased absenteeism and poor achievement of a select population of students at Fox Chapel High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this program aimed to decrease absences and improve student achievement and self-concept. It also involved a review of the climate provided for learning and of the teaching-learning process. An intervention strategy utilizing study teams made up of the director of pupil personnel services, a psychologist, a counselor, the school nurse, a remedial reading teacher, principals, and core teachers was developed. An individualized diagnostic-prescriptive approach was also used. The creation of a humanistic and affective school environment was of fundamental concern in the improvement of the students' self-concept. An evaluation of the model indicated that students did improve in attendance, achievement, and self-concept. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Individual Practicum Report, Nova University. Parts of appendices may not reproduce clearly.