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ERIC Number: ED279941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
School Dropouts, Absenteeism, and Tardiness.
Ediger, Marlow
When students are tardy or absent, or when they drop out of school, sequential learning cannot occur, subject matter and skills cannot be developed, and much student talent is wasted. At-risk students identified in the school setting include those exhibiting signs of alcohol consumption, drug abuse, or antisocial behavior. These students need assistance to overcome their problems and to achieve in school. When counseling in the school setting is not sufficient, these students need to be referred to appropriate services in the community. For some high school students, the immediate earnings from employment seem more significant than staying in school. These students need courses in vocational education and assistance to help them develop positive attitudes toward education, perceive alternatives to dropping out, and realize the worth of long-term goals. Pregnant teenage girls, also at risk of dropping out, need counseling services to help them obtain their diplomas, learn job skills, and cope with their situations. Family situations, such as cultural differences between values taught at home and at school, separation, divorce, or a parent's loss of employment, can put students at risk of dropping out. School personnel need to determine causes of tardiness, absenteeism, and dropping out, and to provide necessary remediation. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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