ERIC Number: ED470560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Removing Barriers to High School Completion--Technical 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. This technical report reviews factors associated with early school leaving; characteristics of Alberta early school leavers; the results of focus group consultations and a resource panel; and a discussion of the strategic plan, key themes, and suggested outcomes. Five appendixes include an analysis of characteristics of school leavers form the Corporate Data Warehouse; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada