ERIC Number: ED448239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
High School Dropouts: Issues and Solutions.
Lunenburg, Fred C.
One of the most enduring challenges facing the public school system is decreasing the dropout rate. The highest rate of growth population in the future will be among the groups who are at greatest risk of dropping out of school. This paper outlines what school officials can do to decrease the dropout rate. The suggestions for dropout prevention include: (1) modifying the instructional environment; (2) establishing effective school membership; (3) initiating career academies; (4) developing supportive school board policies; (5) determining students' learning styles; (6) considering community based collaboratives; (7) establishing a case management intervention system; (8) creating a mentoring network; (9) establishing a school-within-a-school; and (10) using negative-sanction policies. (Contains 3 tables and 77 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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