ERIC Number: ED495870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
The Role of Parents in Dropout Prevention: Strategies that Promote Graduation and School Achievement. Parent Brief
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota
Students who drop out of school face a difficult future. For students with disabilities, the risks are intensified. Their dropout rate is about 40 percent--more than twice that of their peers without disabilities. However, families can play an important role in making sure their student with or without disabilities graduates. This brief provides background information on risk factors and strategies that parents and families can use to stay involved in their teen's life during middle and high school to promote school completion. A brief list of additional resources is also included.
Descriptors: High School Students, Parent Role, High Risk Students, Family Involvement, Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Graduation, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Middle School Students
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition. Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 6 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-2097; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncset.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition, Minneapolis, MN.; PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A