ERIC Number: ED324776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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Staying in School: Social Learning Factors Which Lead to Retention.
Damico, Sandra Bowman
This study explores instructional and interpersonal factors policy issue is discussed in this digest. The school in school rather than dropping out. These students had failed, two or more times, that portion of Florida's State Student Assessment Test which was required for receipt of a high school diploma. Data for this study were collected in eight public high schools in three Florida counties. A total of 40 interviews were conducted with 18 students, 13 teachers, and 9 guidance counselors. Social learning factors emerged as important to the students. The findings are classified in three groups: the persister, inside the classroom, and outside the classroom. Students see themselves as good students, as fitting into the rule structure of their various high schools, and as having career aspirations. Student-teacher relationships, which include teacher expectations and instruction, are important segments inside the classroom. Lastly, activities and relationships are focused upon as integral aspects of the students' attitudes. Eight tables and 14 references are appended. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).