ERIC Number: ED386671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Counseling Implications for Male Hispanic Dropouts: Forging a Prevention Program.
Ortiz, Donna L.; Guss, Thomas O.
This study reviews current research aimed at identifying problems and providing remedies to prevent students from dropping out of high school. This study concentrates on the perceptions of Hispanic males who have dropped out of high school. A combination of self-reported individual and family characteristics and self-reported perceptions concerning school conditions responsible for the decision to drop out are studies. Participants for this study were comprised of seven male Hispanics ages 18 to 23, who dropped out of high school. The areas identified by participants as causes for dropping out of school were: (1) feelings of abandonment by the student prior to making a decision to drop out of school; and (2) the perceived lack of two-way communication between the student and those trying to help him. Results from the study showed that more attention needs to be focused on schooling experiences and perceptions of Hispanics who drop out of school in order to gain insight into the total context of the dropout problems. (Contains 50 references.) (SR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Dropouts, Ethnic Studies, Family Environment, Family Structure, High Achievement, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Males, School Involvement, Social Class, Student Attrition, Student Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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