ERIC Number: ED484905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
From "Dropping Out" to "Holding On" - Seven Lessons from Texas
Montecel, Maria Robledo
Intercultural Development Research Association
Seven lessons or reasons associated with high school dropout rates are described, based on ongoing studies performed by the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA). Under counting, high stakes testing, and accountability issues are explored. It is suggested that for student to remain in school (1) All students must be valued; (2) there must be at least one educator in a student?s life who is totally committed to the success of that student; (3) families must be valued as partners with the school, all committed to ensuring that equity and excellence is present in a student?s life; (4) schools must change and innovate to match the characteristics of their students and embrace the strengths and contributions that students and their families bring; (5) school staff, especially teachers, must be equipped with the tools needed to ensure their students' success, including the use of technology, different learning styles and mentoring programs. [This document originally appeared in the "IDRA Newsletter", however some accompanying charts and graphs may not be provided here.]
Intercultural Development Research Association, 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, Texas 78228-1190. Tel: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.