ERIC Number: ED398672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Relationship Building & Affiliation Activities in School-Based Dropout Prevention Programs: Rationale & Recommendations for Action. ABC Dropout Prevention and Intervention Series.
Edgar, Eugene; Johnson, Ernest
Based on the findings of three federally financed dropout prevention programs--ALAS (Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success), the Belief Academy, and Check & Connect--this report highlights school affiliation and bonding strategies to prevent students from dropping out of school and provides examples of activities to address the needs of unaffiliated youth in middle and high school programs. Strategies presented include: maintaining persistent, long-term contact with students; adapting school rules; establishing discipline procedures and polices for exceptional students; and facilitating student participation in school-sponsored activities. The following recommendations are made: persistence in developing positive relationships between the student and the school; development of additional treatment options to discipline exceptional children rather than suspensions and administrative transfers; provision of support and direct intervention services to assist youth in joining school-sponsored activities; and expansion of the number of extracurricular activities. An appendix further describes the three ABC programs. (Contains 11 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Affiliation Need, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Change Strategies, Discipline, Dropout Prevention, Emotional Development, Emotional Disturbances, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Programs, High Risk Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Intervention, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Middle Schools, Program Development, Student Adjustment, Student Development, Student Participation, Student School Relationship
Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($8).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. Graduate School of Education.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minneapolis Public Schools, MN.; Seattle Public Schools, WA.; Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.