ERIC Number: ED395072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Risk Factors among High School Students in Kosrae State.
Kawakami, Alice J.; And Others
A profile of variables related to the status of students at risk of failure in Kosrae State, Federated States of Micronesia in 1993-94 is presented as part of a study of at-risk high school students in some of the American-affiliated Pacific political entities. Data collection was a challenge in Kosrae because of inadequate records, but data were collected from 58 student records and in interviews with 60 students (30 at-risk and 30 not at-risk), 57 families, 26 teachers, 1 principal, and 4 community leaders. Because of the small sample size on Kosrae, many of the variables expected to exert an influence could not be analyzed through statistical methods. However, variables that appeared to be related to student at-risk status are discussed, including: (1) previous academic performance; (2) absenteeism; (3) comments made about school at home; (4) witnessing an accident (perhaps an indication of environment); and (5) teachers who requested more instructional materials. Both academic and personal aspects of schooling were found related to the at-risk status of students. Recommendations made for school, parent, and community cooperation to address the problems include: (1) schools, parents, and communities must work together to demonstrate the benefits of strong study habits and school learning; (2) they must collaborate to address the absenteeism problem, provide counseling services to students and their families, improve school recordkeeping systems, improve the quality of instruction, and increase parent involvement. (Contains 18 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia