ERIC Number: EJ568158
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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A Review of Dorn's "Creating the Dropout."
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v4 n15 p1-5 Sep 1996
"Creating the Dropout" traces the history of school leaving and the concept of the dropout. The dropout was invented, not discovered, only being explicitly recognized after 1960. Inventing the dropout became a way to channel general concerns about the condition of cities, identifying dropouts as authors of their own troubles. (SLD)
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. Also available from ERIC Document Reproduction Service as ED 420 663. Reviews "Creating the Dropout: An Institutional and Social History of School" by Sherman Dorn, Praeger, 1996.