ERIC Number: ED304618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Planning the Comprehensive Concept.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Support Programs.
The comprehensive concept for dropout prevention is a restructuring of the school to serve better the educational and developmental needs of students, based on meeting those needs on an individual basis. The basic approach to serving students is adjusted by lengthening the school day, developing a student support services team, implementing direct services to at-risk students, and utilizing mobile or part-time teachers to reduce class size. Other program components include counseling, emphasis on prevention, mentoring, and networking of school and community resources. Support personnel are most directly involved in the program, but all school personnel are involved in the comprehensive concept. Students benefit by improved self-concept, monitoring of risk factors, attention to individual learning styles, and involvement in extra-curricular activities. School staff benefit from reduced class size and paper work, positive partnerships with teachers, and improved morale. The school system benefits from a reduced dropout rate, improved attendance, and positive school climate. Financial needs are estimated to be $15,000 to $30,000 per year. (A list of research findings on students at risk are presented. Sample forms for the program are included.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Support Programs.