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ERIC Number: EJ788431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
The Effects that Family Members and Peers Have on Students' Decisions to Drop out of School
Terry, Marion
Educational Research Quarterly, v31 n3 p25-38 Mar 2008
In 2003, a study of two Canadian adult literacy programs included 37 learners who revealed a variety of reasons for having dropped out of school as teenagers and younger adults. Chief among these were the influences of parents, siblings, and peers both in and out of school. This article considers these research findings, in light of the educational literature, as a catalyst for recommending ways that high school administrators, counselors, and teachers can (1) make students' families and out-of-school friends feel comfortable with the school setting, (2) teach students' parents and guardians how to support their children's educational efforts, and (3) teach students how to engage in positive interactions with peers.
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada