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ERIC Number: EJ832475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Tightening the Dropout Tourniquet: Easing the Transition from Middle to High School
Cohen, Jennifer S.; Smerdon, Becky A.
Preventing School Failure, v53 n3 p177-184 Spr 2009
The authors provide a summary of recent high school reform movements with a focus on preventing high school dropouts. They discuss middle to high school transitions, describing the effect of the transition on students' academic progress and the developmental and contextual changes that occur in adolescents' lives as they move from one institution to another. Last, the authors present promising practices designed to keep students successfully moving from middle to high school and thereafter. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A