ERIC Number: EJ528305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
More Rural Students Are Graduating from High School, but a Serious Dropout Problem Remains.
Paasch, Kathleen M.; Swaim, Paul L.
Rural Development Perspectives, v10 n3 p24-34 Jun 1995
The nonmetropolitan dropout rate fell sharply, 1975-93, closing the nonmetro-metro gap. National longitudinal data on dropout risk factors related to family, community, and local labor market reveal that low parental education and income are the greatest barriers to reducing rural dropouts. High school students had unrealistic educational and occupational aspirations, indicating a serious school-work disconnection. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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