ERIC Number: ED335546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
School Drop-Out Intervention for At Risk Youth. Final Report.
Tecumseh Consortium, Springfield, OH.
A project identified as potential dropouts 53 Springfield (Ohio) South High School freshmen and 24 London (Ohio) High School juniors and seniors who demonstrated irregular attendance patterns and poor grade achievement. The 53 freshmen and 15 London High School students were enrolled in a career club, an intervention program to address their dysfunctional patterns by focusing on the development of success patterns. Parents were approached by letter or personal contact to involve them in the project. The Career Coach provided 30 businesses with a brochure detailing Career Club activities and the pre-employment work maturity competencies the youths would attain. Effectiveness of program interventions was assessed through grades and attendance rates. The coordinator and instructor conducted small group sessions to help students express and examine feelings concerning school, provide feedback, and develop decision-making skills. One-on-one sessions provided time for students to discuss critical and personal problems. Testing and remediation was successful as evidenced by marked test score improvement in reading and math. The instructor met with all parents and reinforced visits with telephone contacts. Improvement was seen in school attendance and grade achievement of 20 South High freshmen. Findings indicated that life patterns of freshmen were very difficult to change. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tecumseh Consortium, Springfield, OH.