ERIC Number: EJ356409
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Can Bad Data Produce Good Program Planning? An Analysis of Record-Keeping on School Dropouts.
LeCompte, Margaret D.; Goebel, Stephen D.
Education and Urban Society, v19 n3 p250-68 May 1987
Argues that most dropout prevention attempts have been hampered by the lack of an unbiased, coherent and easily accessible source of data on the total and at risk populations of young people. Provides preliminary data on several groups of students not characterized by traditional dropout descriptors. Offers recommendations for improvement in school district recordkeeping. (KH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue on dropping out.