ERIC Number: ED470559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Removing Barriers to High School Completion--Final Report. System Improvement and Reporting.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
The ability of every student to successfully complete high school is fundamental to continued success and quality of life. As such, Alberta Learning's 2000-2003 Business Plan has set a target for improving high school completion by 19-year-old students from 70% to 75%. A key step to achieving this target has involved completing a study of barriers to high school completion, including gathering the input of 22 focus groups held across the province and identifying critical outcomes. Many of these outcomes have been suggested with the intent that they be included in Alberta Learning's three-year planning process and/or in the three-year plans developed by schools and institutions. This report highlights suggested outcomes, including: enhancing early childhood development supports; listening to and supporting students; managing student alienation; increasing opportunities for success among Aboriginal students; increasing students' knowledge of self and effects of labeling; increasing program flexibility; enhancing cooperative education opportunities; tracking students; and building on best practices. Four appendixes include potential attitude assessment instruments; focus group details; focus group coding framework, and resource panel participants. (Contains 29 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Dropout Research, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, School Holding Power
Alberta Learning, System Improvement and Reporting Div., Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2. Tel: 780-422-8668; Fax: 780-422-8345; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada