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ERIC Number: ED262213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
The High School Drop Out: Vocational Education Can Help.
Batsche, Catherine
This pamphlet offers information on high school dropouts and the role of vocational education in dropout prevention. References are provided for each section. Characteristics of dropouts, reasons for dropping out, and 12 factors that contribute to retention in high school are listed. Indicators from research are cited that show that vocational education does have retentive ability. Advantages to altering the traditional school environment are then highlighted. Effective teaching techniques, as shown by recent research, are listed. Characteristics of effective programs according to directors of exemplary programs are identified. Programmatic considerations that have been found to be effective in reducing dropout rates are then described. The pamphlet concludes by listing vocational education practices in Illinois that respond to the needs identified by dropouts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois