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ERIC Number: ED537948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-11
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Rate. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
There is no one magical, quick fix solution to the dropout problem. The problem is complex and requires a complex array of solutions. Dropouts have dissimilar characteristics and therefore need different kinds of programs that respond to their individual circumstances and needs. Programs, to be effective, need to provide one-on-one intensive attention to at-risk students, who often must be convinced that they are competent and can be successful in school. The curriculum should include basic educational skills, social skills, and experiential education. In addition, the interrelated causes and multiple problems associated with dropping out call for comprehensive communitywide, multi-service approaches and multi-component programs. "Reducing the Dropout Rate" developed by E. Gregory Woods at the North West Regional Educational Laboratory briefly reviews the educational policies and practices whose effectiveness or ineffectiveness in reducing the dropout rate have been shown. These policies and practices include the following: (1) Elements of Successful Programs; (2) Ineffective Practices; and (3) Other Factors from the Research Impacting Dropout Rate. (Contains 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests