ERIC Number: ED315859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Student Absenteeism--School Dropouts: The Cause--How To Resolve? Interviews with 205 Persons Representing Students, Educational and Community Agencies. READ: A Resource Handbook for School Administrators, Volume XIV.
Thomas, Terry, Ed.
This resource handbook was designed to assist constituent school district personnel with the critical issues of student absenteeism and dropouts. From July 1982 through February 1983 and in May 1986, members of the Oakland County (Michigan) Attendance/Dropout Task Force met with educational and community agency personnel, graduating high school students, and student dropouts for the purpose of exchanging views regarding student absenteeism and dropouts. Contained within chapter 1 of this document are comments taken from the minutes of each meeting with community agency members and school personnel; no attempt was made to substantiate or to change any of the comments. Chapter 2 focuses on the information obtained from the student dropouts and the graduating seniors. In addition to reporting some of the comments these individuals made during the unstructured, open-ended interviews, this chapter provides a committee report, a questionnaire guide for dropouts, and a guide for current senior interview questions. (KM)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Administrator Attitudes, Attendance, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, High Schools, Out of School Youth, Reentry Students, Suspension, Teacher Attitudes, Truancy, Withdrawal (Education)
Publications, Dept. of Pupil Personnel Services, Oakland Schools, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48054 ($10.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakland County Schools, Pontiac, MI.