ERIC Number: ED416265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Programs for At-risk High School Students.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
In this report the Ohio Legislative Office of Education Oversight discusses five Ohio programs designed to serve at-risk high school students and examines their possible overlap. The report describes the goals, strategies, and structure of the following programs: (1) Occupational Work Experience (OWE), a 1-year vocational program of classroom study and on-the-job experience for older high school students; (2) Occupational Work Adjustment (OWA), a program similar to OWE for younger high school students; (3) Jobs for Ohio Graduates (JOG), three program delivery models that provide occupational training; (4) Learning, Earning, and Parenting (LEAP), a series of financial sanctions and bonuses for pregnant teenage welfare mothers; and (5) Graduation, Reality, and Dual-role Skills (GRADS), an in-school family consumer sciences instructional and intervention program. All of these programs had the common goal of preventing students from dropping out. The Office of Legislative Oversight found that the programs did overlap in that they attempted to prevent students from dropping out. However, in most cases this overlap was appropriate because the programs were complementary, served students of different ages, or their activities differed. The Office of Legislative Oversight considered the overlapping to be a problem only when individual students received inappropriate or duplicate services. Appendixes provide a detailed description of the five programs and a discussion of trends in enrollment and funding. (Contains three exhibits, one graphs, and two tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio