ERIC Number: ED425228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Dropout Prevention. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
This packet contains materials and lists resources to help those concerned with preventing students from dropping out of school. The packet begins with excerpts from a report prepared by the American Institutes for Research (Robert J. Rossi and others) on the "Evaluation of Projects Funded by the School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Program." The report highlights the topic and implications from the work carried out by the various projects. A quick overview of some basic resources follows, with selected references, organizations and advocacy groups, Internet resources, brief descriptions of 34 model programs, and some consultant names grouped by region. Order forms for publications from the National Dropout Prevention Center and related newsletters and journals are also included. A sample digest from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) discusses dropout intervention and language minority youth. This digest illustrates the kinds of materials available from ERIC. A brief article by L. Taylor and H. Adelman, titled "School Avoidance and Dropout: Motivational Underpinnings and Intervention Implications," follows. Also supplied are excerpts from "Dropping Out: How Much Do Schools Contribute to the Problem?" (Gary Wehlage and Robert Rutter, "Teachers College Record," n87 p374-92). (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.