ERIC Number: ED207154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Oregon Early School Leavers Study.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Growing concern over the high percentage of students leaving the Oregon public schools before graduation led to this study, which attempted to determine the activities and plans of early leavers and their reasons for leaving school. Telephone interviews were conducted with leavers in September 1980 in five geographic regions of the state. Limitations to the study include schools' differing definitions of early school leavers and uncertainty about the extent to which respondents were representative of the leavers who could not be reached. The report presents response data from the sample interviewed and makes the following recommendations for further research: (1) develop a more precise definition of early school leavers; (2) gather data from relevant groups not reached by this exploratory study; (3) follow up on this study's respondents; (4) use more restrictive sampling specifications; and (5) explore the relationship of a selected list of factors to the early school leaver problem. Appended are statewide net enrollment data from 1952 to 1980, a list of participating districts and schools, and the interview questions and coded responses. (WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.