ERIC Number: ED331785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Blueprint for Success. Lessons Learned: NFIE's Dropout Prevention Initiative.
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
The underlying themes in a successful dropout-prevention program are that it is teacher-led and student-centered. In this, the third National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE) report, project leaders offer guidelines for developing a successful prevention initiative. Suggestions are made on the following objectives: (1) empower teachers to drive the initiative; (2) tailor programs to fit student needs; (3) set high, yet reasonable, expectations; (4) collaborate with community players; (5) offset future problems by intervening early; (6) recruit school district support; and (7) enlist and energize parents as partners. Exemplary dropout prevention programs are listed, with each one's key aims and/or strategies. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1986 report, see ED 274 093.