ERIC Number: ED342982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Retention: A Game Plan.
Bennett, Linda L.
This manual provides a framework for formulating a game plan for retention of students in vocational training. The information is based on possible conflicts the students may encounter that would hinder the completion of vocational programs. The conflicts are categorized into personal conflicts, school-related conflicts, and other situations. Suggestions for alleviating each situation are presented that require the participation of these members of the team: administration, instruction, and counselor and student services. Representative personal conflicts are as follows: pressure to leave school because friends attend a different school; mental, emotional, or physical handicaps; and nonsupportive families. School-related conflicts include distance from school and insufficient transportation, need for more guidance, and differences or conflicts with staff. Other situations include inadequate secondary education, age difference, and belief that government support is better than working. Appendixes contain the following items: forms for student goal setting; sample topics for student mini-workshops or seminars; materials for inservice training in retention; information on funding; materials on computer conferencing; staff and student questionnaires on retention; descriptions of sample retention programs; and a list of 24 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, Potential Dropouts, Problem Solving, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Schools, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Gateway Vocational Technical School, Batesville, AR.; Ozarka Vocational Technical School, Melbourne, AR.; White River Vocational Technical School, Newport, AR.
Note: For the final report, see CE 060 594; for a related manual, see CE 060 596.