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ERIC Number: ED358319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effects of Occupational Work Adjustment on Factors Leading to High School Drop Out in Rural Northwest Ohio.
Dietrich, Angela
The effect of four Occupational Work Adjustment (OWA) programs on risk factors leading to students dropping out of high school was assessed. Data were gathered from four OWA teachers in high schools in Northwest Ohio; information was provided for 27 individual students and 2 groups of 28 students each for the 1992-93 school year. The following factors were studied and compared to the previous school year to see if any changes occurred: (1) student absences; (2) the number of suspensions and the number of days students were suspended; and (3) the number of class failures. Mathematics and reading achievement were also measured using the Wide Range Achievement Test as a pretest (September) and a posttest (May). Results generally supported the hypotheses that the dropout factors would be reduced. There was no statistically significant reduction in absences, although a 33 percent reduction in mean absences in one group and 23 percent reduction in mean absences in another group were observed. Suspensions were significantly reduced, but there were conflicting results concerning the days students were suspended. One group showed a slight increase in the days suspended whereas another group showed a reduction in the number of days suspended. Class failures were significantly reduced. Achievement in reading and mathematics was improved. Further research was suggested to see if students from the OWA programs actually graduated from high school. (Contains 15 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio