ERIC Number: ED362578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
School Attendance, Truancy and Dropping Out. The Family Forum Library.
This booklet explores the necessary roles of the family and school in motivating youngsters to stay in school and to establish patterns for successful living. It covers what parents can do to develop responsible learners, and presents activities parents can use to build positive attitudes in their children about school as well as build confidence. The booklet also explains what truancy is and what truant students generally do during school hours, and provides a brief cautionary note on the things that parents do to encourage truancy. The reasons for lack of success in school and the creation of dropout mentality are explored, including drug and alcohol use; and what the parents' and schools' roles are in supporting dropout prevention. It is emphasized that parents make a difference in how much and how well their children learn, and that they should always be willing to complement what their children learn in school as well as being cheerleaders applauding their children's efforts. Additional resource material and organizations are listed. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Drinking, Dropout Prevention, Drug Use, Educational Attitudes, Family Influence, Guidelines, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Truancy
Bureau for At-Risk Youth, 645 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau for At-Risk Youth, Huntington, NY.
Note: For related document, see UD 029 311.