ERIC Number: ED275943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
High School Dropouts: Causes, Consequences, and Cure. Fastback 242.
Grossnickle, Donald R.
This booklet addresses the issue of high school dropouts. The dropout problem is briefly reviewed and dropout statistics are presented. A section on identifying the dropout lists early warning signs of potential dropouts and examines reasons for dropping out. Seven profiles of dropouts are included which provide personal insights, describe frustrations which led to the decision to leave school, and suggest the magnitude of the efforts needed to prevent dropouts. Key features of a comprehensive dropout prevention program are given and a variety of approaches used by schools to address the dropout problem are listed. Steps in planning a comprehensive dropout prevention program are enumerated and models of comprehensive programs are briefly described. Suggestions are made for how principals and teachers can help in the dropout prevention effort. References are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Models, Potential Dropouts, Program Development, School Role
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.90; $0.75 to Phi Delta Kappa members; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.