ERIC Number: ED279989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Dropout Prevention: What We Have Learned.
Peck, Nancy; And Others
This monograph was written to provide information on which students drop out of school and why, and to examine successful dropout prevention programs. Research is reviewed which has identified characteristics of dropouts and their reasons for leaving school. Other studies are cited which explore characteristics of effective dropout prevention programs in schools. Individual programs are briefly described and elements of the more successful programs are summarized. It is concluded that: (1) programs should be student-centered; (2) programs should be started as early as possible and should involve families as much as possible; (3) staff selection and training is paramount; and (4) programs should include attention to overall school climate and effective school development. The information and conclusions presented in the monograph are used to create a series of nine recommendations and guidelines for designing, planning, and implementing dropout prevention programs. These recommendations are followed by a description of the role school guidance counselors can play in the process of developing, coordinating, and monitoring dropout prevention activities. (NB)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Program Effectiveness, School Activities, School Counselors, School Role
ERIC/CAPS, University of Michigan, School of Education, Room 2108, 610 East University Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($6.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.