ERIC Number: ED302897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Prevention Strategies.
Peck, Nancy L.; Eberhard, Raymond G.
The Practitioner, v15 n2 Dec 1988
Dropout prevention is emerging as the most important new issue in education. Broad demographic trends predict a continuing growth in the population of at-risk youth, those most likely to drop out of school. The overall goal of any dropout prevention activity is to reduce the number of at-risk students. This issue is devoted to what research and practice tell us about effective dropout prevention programs. These ideas are organized under seven dimensions: (1) planning; (2) collaboration; (3) parental involvement; (4) school climate; (5) staff development; (6) counseling; and (7) attendance. Six examples illustrate what schools and districts are doing to reduce their dropout rate. (MLF)
Descriptors: Attendance, Change Strategies, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, School Demography, School Policy, School Responsibility, Staff Development
NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.50; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.