ERIC Number: ED290807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
What To Do about Youth Dropouts? A Summary of Solutions.
Orr, Margaret Terry
Our nation's youth dropout rate, while consistent for almost 20 years, has increasingly become a major educational and societal problem. This summary of a longer sourcebook provides an overview of various strategies and initiatives for groups, schools, businesses, and communities to consider in addressing their dropout problems, and describes a range of approaches to redirect potential dropouts or those already out of school. The following 14 regional programs are described: (1) Twelve-Together (Detroit, Michigan); (2) Adopt-a-Student (Atlanta, Georgia); (3) Summer Youth Employment Program (New Bedford, Massachusetts); (4) Secondary Credit Exchange Program (Washington State); (5) Murray-Wright High School Day-Care Center (Detroit, Michigan); (6) Adolescent Primary Health Care Clinic (Houston, Texas); (7) Job Readiness Program (Chicago, Illinois); (8) Project COFFEE (Oxford, Massachusetts): (9) Rich's Academy (Atlanta, Georgia); (10) Alternative Schools Network (Chicago, Illinois); (11) Educational Clinics (Washington State); (12) A Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention (New York City); (13) Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program (Los Angeles, California); and (14) Boston Compact (Boston, Massachusetts). The most effective programs are those that target groups at risk of dropping out and those that offer systematic redress of the educational system to encompass a broader range of learning needs. Information on where to get more details about each of the programs is provided. A list of references is included. (BJV)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Continuing Education, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Educational Facilities, Employment Programs, Government School Relationship, High Risk Students, High Schools, Out of School Youth, Potential Dropouts, Program Design, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, State Programs, Urban Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Structured Employment/Economic Development Corp., New York, NY.
Note: Based on: Orr, Margaret Terry. Keeping Students in School. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1987.