ERIC Number: ED241831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Dropping Out among Language Minority Youth: A Review of the Literature. NCBR Reports.
Steinberg, Laurence; And Others
This literature review summarizes and analyzes the current literature on variables predicting high school dropping out and the relationship between those variables and language minority youth (defined as those who are national origin minorities by birth and who speak, in varying degrees, languages other than English). After the introduction, which presents the rationale for the study, background data are presented on the numbers of language minority youth dropouts by ethnic origin, e.g., Blacks, American Indians, Hispanic Americans. The correlates and causes of dropping out are discussed, e.g., student, school, and community factors, and the relationship between those factors and language minority youth is explored. Language minority youth status and school leaving is next applied to Hispanic youths, addressing the influences of school, family, peers, the workplace, the community, and culture. The booklet concludes with an agenda for further research, and a 12-page bibliography. (BL)
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Community Influence, Cultural Influences, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Language Dominance, Limited English Speaking, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Peer Influence, Predictor Variables
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Bilingual Research, Los Alamitos, CA.
Note: For related document, see CG 017 293.