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ERIC Number: EJ897073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Schools, Families, and Communities Affecting the Dropout Rate: Implications and Strategies for Family Counselors
Ziomek-Daigle, Jolie
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v18 n4 p377-385 Oct 2010
Serious social and economic consequences affect the local and national levels when students drop out of school. Research has shown that collaboration among schools, families, and communities in the academic progression of students can decrease their drop out probability. The author presents findings related to a qualitative study conducted in which interventions were used, which increased parental and family involvement. A specific school/family/community strategy, also known as a graduation team, involved families and communities as an integral component in encouraging and facilitating school completion. Implications for counselors who work with children, families, and the schools will be made as well as recommendations for future research. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001