ERIC Number: ED282331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Prevention: A Book of Sources.
National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.; National Center for Parents in Dropout Prevention, Columbia, MD.
This sourcebook provides information for educators and community leaders involved in dropout prevention planning. The indexed, looseleaf notebook places boldface keywords in each entry's upper right-hand corner. Thirteen sections contain summaries of sources and ordering procedures. Section A deals with general reports and literature reviews; overviews of the dropout problem are presented from a wide range of publications. Section B, on research studies and organizations, lists solutions to the dropout problem. Section C summarizes the costs and consequences of high dropout rates; methodologies are given for calculating the repercussions of large numbers of dropouts. Section D is on clearinghouses and networks; five networks offer information, training, and referral. Section E, on resources for minorities, lists organizations working with minority students toward dropout prevention. Section F, on demonstration projects and strategies, contains summaries of program descriptions and analyses. Section G tells of school/business collaboration and outlines programs that link school to work. Other noteworthy programs, such as peer counseling, are presented in section H. Films and videotapes useful for local programs are reviewed in section I. Section J presents typical state programs and legislation. Section K, entitled "Still Unsure about How To Count?" includes reports on national dropout statistics, methods of calculating statistics, and standardizing procedures. Section L comprises an Index, and the final section contains information concerning the National Committee for Citizens in Education (CJH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Improvement Programs, Research Projects, Research Utilization, Resource Materials, School Community Relationship, State Programs
Publication Sales, National Committee for Citizens in Education, 10840 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 301, Columbia, MD 21044 ($30.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.; National Center for Parents in Dropout Prevention, Columbia, MD.