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ERIC Number: ED321372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Influence of Vocational Decidedness on Dropout Prevention.
Kirkwood, Antoinette A.
An overview of innovative curriculum programs to increase student retention, with a focus on vocational instruction, is presented in this paper. The Pennsylvania Dauphin County Technical School is described, which utilizes a practical performance-oriented approach and individualized instruction in a vocation clusters system. The review of research concludes that a high correlation exists between student participation in vocational education and retention. To achieve a zero percent dropout rate, dropout prevention programs must relate traditional academic courses to student vocational preparation and incorporate a more flexible, diverse curriculum. A vocational decidedness questionnaire is included. (5 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A