ERIC Number: ED404477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-30
Reference Count: N/A
Models for At Risk Youth. Final Report.
Woloszyk, Carl A.
Secondary data sources, including the ERIC and National Dropout Prevention Center databases, were reviewed to identify programs and strategies effective in keeping at-risk youth in school and helping them make successful school-to-work transitions. The dropout prevention model that was identified features a system of prevention, mediation, intervention, and recovery activities beginning with preschool youth and leading to adulthood. A review of 20 exemplary vocational programs for special needs students established the following elements as critical to effective transition programs: strong administrative leadership/support; formalized articulation and communication; individualized curriculum modifications and appropriate instructional settings; comprehensive support services (including ongoing career guidance/counseling); and occupational experience. Nine exemplary programs representing diverse geographic regions and institutional settings were identified and profiled. The programs focused on the following groups: economically disadvantaged youth; youth with physical/learning disabilities; females and minority youth; youth with limited English proficiency; underachieving/unmotivated youth; chronically truant youth; substance-abusing youth; juvenile offenders; and tech prep students. (Contains 29 references. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document contain the following: profiles of the 9 exemplary programs; standards/quality indicators for evaluating programs for at-risk students; glossary; and annotated bibliography of 13 organizations and 19 publications addressing the needs of at-risk youth.) (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Articulation (Education), Career Exploration, Community Involvement, Delinquency, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Females, High Risk Students, Leadership, Learning Disabilities, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Models, Physical Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Secondary Education, Standards, Substance Abuse, Tech Prep, Truancy, Underachievement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED502502