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ERIC Number: ED538249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-24
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Programs. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Keeping high school students in school and helping them gain competence and confidence in skills so that they can be successful in the world of work and/or college is an enormous challenge. The results of one study clearly demonstrated a direct correlation between one's self-esteem and academic competence. The more competent one feels, the better the chances are that the student will successfully complete high school. Another piece of research found that African-American high school students are least likely to be on track for high school completion while Asians are most likely to be on track. The research is also clear that the ninth grade year is particularly crucial in determining if the student will graduate or drop out. In order to keep students in school where they feel it is valuable and they feel respected, it is imperative that schools offer the "...three R's: rigor, relevance, and relationships." There is no one program that will provide all of the answers to keep students in school. Programs need to be designed to meet the needs of a given school population and tied into the available resources. (Contains 19 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)