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ERIC Number: ED358396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Stay a Winner: A Model for Drop Out Prevention.
Burden, Ann S.
This document describes "Stay a Winner," a program designed to reduce the dropout rate at North Pitt High School in Bethel, North Carolina by providing a focused, more meaningful curriculum; improved instructional processes; use of multimedia technology; and an emphasis on multicultural diversity. It is noted that funding for the program has been provided through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for 3 years and that funds provide technology equipment and supplies for the program. The target group is identified as at-risk ninth grade students who are placed in classes where cooperative learning and mastery learning are incorporated and where there exists a strong emphasis on improving each student's self-esteem. The program described encourages a routine use of technology in each class, with students having access to a technology center which houses computers, scanners, CD ROM players, and laser disc players. The highlight of the technology center is described as the video communications studio, with equipment allowing students to create multimedia video productions. The production of a North Pitt video by ninth graders, with the cooperation of volunteer peer tutors, is described. It is noted that, since the implementation of the Stay a Winner program, the school's dropout rate, which had been the highest in the system, was reduced by 50 percent. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A