ERIC Number: ED329617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Keeping Students in School: A Guide to Effective Dropout Prevention Programs and Services.
Orr, Margaret Terry
The multiple causes and complex nature of the dropout problem require a variety of program approaches to help both at-risk students and dropouts. Twelve-Together (Detroit, Michigan), Adopt-a-Student (Atlanta, Georgia), and the Summer Youth Employment Program (New Bedford, Massachusetts) are supplemental services providing counseling and job readiness preparation for marginally at-risk students. The Secondary Credit Exchange Program (Washington State), the Murray-Wright High School Day-Care Center (Detroit, Michigan), and the Adolescent Primary Health Care Clinic (Houston, Texas) target youth whose economic, family, or personal responsibilities keep them out of school. The Job Readiness Program (Chicago, Illinois), Project COFFEE (Oxford, Massachusetts), and Rich's Academy (Atlanta, Georgia) are comprehensive school-affiliated programs targeting students with serious academic and attendance problems. The Alternative Schools Network (Chicago, Illinois) and Educational Clinics (Washington State) are comprehensive programs for out-of-school youth. The Systemic Approach to Dropout Prevention (New York, New York) and the Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program (Los Angeles, California) combine targeted and general strategies to increase the number of students who stay in school and graduate. The Boston Compact (Boston, Massachusetts) is a citywide approach that includes businesses, universities, and other social agencies. The following materials are appended: (1) a list of 45 references: (2) an explanation of the research methodology; (3) the field visit guide; and (4) a list of contacts. (FMW)
Descriptors: Comprehensive Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, High Risk Students, Individual Needs, Job Training, Out of School Youth, Potential Dropouts, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Supplementary Education, Urban Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards
WWC Study Page: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/study/29995
IES Cited: ED495728