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ERIC Number: ED308286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 14
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The Dropout and Vocational Decidedness: Can It Make a Difference?
Iannucilli, Mary
Vocational education has a significant role to play in dropout prevention because studies show a positive correlation between involvement in vocational education and school completion. Students involved in vocational education are more likely to be involved in school-sponsored activities that help them shape goals for themselves and the future. At-risk students (potential dropouts) should be especially targeted for vocational education programs that can prepare them for a decent future. A federally sponsored research report lists these six strategies for dealing with dropouts: intervene early, create a positive school climate, set high expectations, select and develop strong teachers, provide a broad range of instructional programs, and initiate collaborative efforts. A national survey shows that vocational classrooms provide more educational experiences similar to dropout prevention programs than do academic classrooms. Vocational classrooms are more student-centered, more activity-based, and more individualized than other classrooms. (CML)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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