ERIC Number: ED430136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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)
Descriptors: College Students, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Potential Dropouts, Service Learning, Student Participation, Success
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: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/ ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 654-667.