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ERIC Number: ED342520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Prevention and Retention: Facing Dropout Problems, Finding Solutions. Proceedings of the Texas Symposium on Hispanic Educational Issues (2nd, Lubbock, Texas, March 1-2, 1987).
Denham, Alice, Ed.
This proceedings report presents dropout statistics, descriptions of prevention programs, and recommendations for future efforts. After an introduction to the dropout problem, the proceedings contains transcripts of welcomes and greetings from the mayor of Lubbock and officials from Texas Tech's College of Education, the State Board of Education, the Coordinating Board, and the Texas Education Agency. "Prevention and Retention: Facing Dropout Problems--Finding Solutions," by Lauro Cavazos, spells out dropout statistics, economic costs of dropouts, and the family's role in dropout prevention. "Panel Discussion: Approaches to Dropout Prevention" contains reports from four school districts and a research association on dropout prevention efforts. "Give Them a Chance and Some Support: A Personal Odyssey," by Archbishop Patrick Flores, offers a personal account emphasizing the need for education and the plight of Hispanics. "Cooperative Efforts: Business, Education, and Community," by Sam Ogletree, highlights Southwestern Bell's dropout prevention efforts, such as a documentary and a Communities-in-Schools program. "Hispanic Participation in Adult Education and GED Testing Programs," by Catherine Erwin, presents results of a study that gathered information essential to the development of future adult education programs. The final section contains reports from work sessions and interest groups. The reports describe existing programs and contain recommendations for future programs. (KS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Coll. of Education.; Meadows Foundation, Dallas, TX.
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