ERIC Number: ED404382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-17
Increasing Attendance of Innercity Youths.
Wanza, Valerie S.
A program was developed and implemented to help increase the attendance of potential grade 10 dropouts from a predominantly black urban area. The objectives for the program were to increase the daily attendance rate for the 10 targeted students by at least 40%, to develop positive career and life goals, and, for 4 of the young men, to develop positive educational goals. The target group was required to complete a biotherapeutic learning packet that required a great deal of self-examination, to participate in regular counseling sessions, and to complete a vocational technology portfolio as part of the implementation. Incentives awarded in a lottery for perfect attendance ranged from free meals to gift certificates. All of the program objectives were met. Of particular note was the attitude change among the four young men who had believed initially that education was not necessary for future success. Eight appendixes include an academic history for each student and the the pre- and postsurveys. (Contains 1 appendix figure, 4 appendix tables, and 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.