ERIC Number: ED274093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
A Blueprint for Success. Operation Rescue.
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
A set of principles that focus on issues concerning implementation of a successful dropout prevention program is presented by a consortium of national educational organizations. The key elements of this "blueprint" consider local adaptations and effective results among various programs. The booklet discusses seven principles for dropout prevention, applies the blueprint for building a program, gives a scenario of a restructured school, presents letters from national organizations collaborating for dropout prevention, and lists local school collaborators and programs for information exchange. The seven principles for dropout prevention are the following: (1) "Believing the impossible possible" refers to the need for a clear vision about goals; (2) "Restoring a human-centered base" suggests that close and workable relationships be formed with students, parents, and community; (3) "Interactive intersections" refers to collaborative mechanisms, planning, and provision of collaborative services; (4) "The only axis" means that education should be student-centered, including personalized programs and instruction; (5) "Local traffic only" recommends that decision making should occur closest to the action--at the school building level; (6) "Empowering all to help" suggests that training should be implemented for both school and community; and (7) "Mine and ours" demonstrates that empowerment of collaborators and students results from a sense of ownership of their dropout prevention program. (CJH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Student Development, Student Improvement
Publication Sales, "A Blueprint for Success," National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. A701-00337; $3.50 plus $.75 handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Alternate cover title: Principles for Dropout Prevention.