ERIC Number: EJ551245
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
From First Grade Forward: Early Foundations of High School Dropout.
Alexander, Karl L.; Entwisle, Doris R.; Horsey, Carrie S.
Sociology of Education, v70 n2 p87-107 Apr 1997
Presents the results of a study that tracked the educational progress of a group of first graders from 1982 to 1996. Examines the children's personal qualities, first-grade experiences, and family circumstances as precursors to dropping out in high school. Identifies dropping out as a long-term process of disengagement. (MJP)
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience, Educational Sociology, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Grade 1, High Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, Predictor Variables, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED502502