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ERIC Number: ED306363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 9
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What Effect Does Vocational Education Have on the Dropout Rate?
Hagen, Maureen A.
Some research findings show that vocational education courses deter teenagers from dropping out of high school. Traits identified in potential dropouts by the research include being from a poverty-level home, having a lower intelligence score, and having a lower grade point average. These traits are shared with students in vocational education classes, with enrollment in vocational education classes playing a role in retaining students in school. A number of studies confirm that the more vocational education courses that are taken, the less likely it is for a student to drop out of school. These findings suggest the value of identifying potential dropouts in grade school and encouraging those students to enroll in vocational education as soon as possible. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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