ERIC Number: ED260322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Prevention: Staff Development Program.
Evans, Sandra Nicola; And Others
This publication is designed to accompany the "Dropout Prevention" manual (1984) and to serve as a guide for the staff development training of administrators, faculty, and staff in the initiation of a dropout prevention program. The staff development program contains materials to assist staff in becoming aware of the scope of the dropout problem in Mississippi, acquaint staff with the characteristics of potential dropouts, instruct staff in how to use instruments designed to identify potential dropouts, and recommend programs for staff to help keep students in school. This manual is divided into three sections. The first section contains an overview of the proposed Performance Based Accreditation Standards related to the dropout prevention program, a definition of a dropout, and a discussion of dropout problems in Mississippi. The second section focuses on the elementary school potential dropouts. Nonattendance in elementary school, identification of the poorly adjusted child, and a recommended program for elementary school children are considered. The final section is designed for secondary school staff and includes discussions of characteristics of potential dropouts, recommendations for changing the behavior of potential dropouts, an alternative classroom for dropouts with discipline problems, a dropout prevention program, and assistance for those who do drop out. Transparencies, suggestion lists, and handouts are included in the appendices. (NRB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Div. of Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi