ERIC Number: ED341909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
So You Want To Drop Out of School...You Ought To Know the Facts! A Handbook for Students Who Are Thinking of Leaving School.
Cain, Ann G.; And Others
This booklet encourages potential high school dropouts to stay in school. It opens by claiming that the choice to drop out of school is the student's but lists negative potential outcomes of that choice. The next several sections discuss reasons why parents; the school; the community; businesses; federal, state, and local governments; and the military care if students dropped out of school. Thirteen questions are listed which ask potential dropouts about problems related to schooling. It is recommended that students answering any of these questions affirmatively ask the advice of others, such as the school principal or a respected businessperson. Suggestions for the student to help himself in school are provided, including watching one's behavior; following rules; coming to school regularly and getting to class on time; learning to get along with classmates; showing respect; and studying hard and doing homework. (ABL)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, High School Students, High Schools, Potential Dropouts, Student Attitudes
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-5111.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.