ERIC Number: ED328851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Dropouts: Strategies for Prevention. A National Perspective. Policy Briefs. Number 1.
This policy brief looks at the problem of dropouts. The first report, by Todd Fennimore, from the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, provides a national perspective, focusing on dropout incidence and specific factors associated with dropping out of school. Strategies for dropout prevention are presented from both literature reviews and descriptions from dropout prevention programs. Finally, brief recommendations are given for state and district policymakers. A guest commentary by Gary G. Wehlage of the National Center for Effective Secondary Schools suggests a comprehensive approach to dropout prevention that can serve as the foundation for policy initiatives. A section on regional action and agendas lists information on legislation by state for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. References and resources are included. (LLL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Note: Contains small type throughout.