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ERIC Number: ED191174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Dropout Prevention In-Service Program for Middle School Faculty.
Enger, John M.; Vaupel, Carl F., Jr.
An inservice program on dropout prevention was initiated in two middle schools in an Arkansas school district. A four-member consultant team was employed to direct 76 participants (middle school teachers, counselors, and administrators) through a series of four group sessions. The 76 participants were divided into four groups organized to include members from both middle schools in each group. The sessions covered dropout characteristics, classroom management, interpersonal communication, and measurement of dropout characteristics. At the completion of the inservice sessions, participants were asked to complete an anonymous evaluation questionnaire. The results indicated the sessions were very well received regarding clarity of objectives, material presented, organization, instructional processes, and the applicability to the classroom situation. Consultant recommendations for an effective dropout prevention program include administrative commitment, an examination of local dropout characteristics, establishment of a school district communication system, establishment of alternatives to better meet individual instructional needs, and monitoring of extracurricular activities. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A