ERIC Number: ED377019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Research Review for the Study of Pacific At-Risk Factors.
This report provides a brief review of literature on at-risk students and implications for a study being conducted by the Pacific Region Educational Laboratory (PREL). The study aims to identify factors that put students at-risk of failure within the present system of public high schools in the Pacific region. Although numerous studies present a broad picture of factors related to at-risk youth, few address the student population of the Pacific region. PREL is a nonprofit organization concerned with educational research and improvement for children in American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. After reviewing selected literature, the research team identified at-risk students as being enrolled in grades 9-12 of a public high school in the Pacific region and having failed one or more courses in the fall semester of the 1993-94 school year. Because of the diversity of students in this region, the research team proposed an extensive study of more than 500 student, school, home, and community factors that might affect student success and failure. A set of six instruments was developed for use with students, teachers, parents, principals, school records, and community leaders. So far, data have been gathered on more than 350 students. The analysis of the research data should offer insights to educators, policymakers, and communities on common areas to focus improvements, reform, and program development. (LP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, High School Students, Literature Reviews, Pacific Americans, Potential Dropouts, Research Projects, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Student School Relationship
Pacific Region Educational Laboratory, 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 500, Honolulu, HI 96813.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.