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ERIC Number: ED430136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Partners in Prevention. Involving College Students in Dropout Prevention. Linking Learning with Life.
Duckenfield, Marty; Brown, Scott
This booklet provides the knowledge and tools college and university students and their professors need to develop a partnership with organizations that work with children who are potential dropouts. Section 1 looks at childhood in the 1990s and section 2 introduces partners who can help potential dropouts. Section 3 considers issues related to dropouts, including two major reasons students give for dropping out and what happens to high school dropouts and their impact on society. Section 4 summarizes prevention research. It describes four assets identified as found in successful children--social competence, problem-solving skills, autonomy, and sense of purpose--and discusses "protective factors" that can facilitate healthy development of positive assets: caring and support, high expectations, and opportunities for meaningful participation. Section 5 addresses ways for college and university students to help. It discusses significant differences between community service and service learning and describes the service learning framework and its four components: preparation, action, reflection, and celebration. Section 6 describes a process for establishing an effective partnership: find partners, set objectives, do it, evaluate, and celebrate. Section 7 provides eight profiles of excellent college and university community service and service learning partnership programs. Contact information is provided. Contains 10 references and 8 additional resources. (YLB)
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726; Tel: 864-656-2599; Web site: ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 654-667.