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ERIC Number: ED377994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-24
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
LEarning Visions: A Rural Dropout Prevention Model.
Phelps, Margaret S.; And Others
This paper describes a K-12 intervention program for educationally at-risk youth in Jackson County, Tennessee. The LEarning VISIONS (LV) program involves teachers, administrators, parents, business leaders, and higher-education personnel in an effort to integrate a variety of long-term intervention strategies while respecting the rural context and local values. The program has six major components: attendance monitoring and support, which includes regular communication with families; academic assistance and innovation involving extra teaching assistants and curriculum change; integrated social services for families; parental education and involvement with particular attention given to teenage parents; increased counseling services for both students and faculty; and career awareness and guidance activities including National Diffusion Network materials. Emphasis has been on institutionalizing practices that can be sustained with local resources; many program components are now accepted as the norm and are funded at least in part through other than federal grant sources. Since the beginning of the program 3 years ago, attendance and test scores are up, more parents are interacting with the schools, the school system has a more positive image in the community, and the schools appear to be more academically focused. (RAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A