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Romberg, Thomas A.; And Others – 1982
As part of a larger evaluation of the Individually Guided Education (IGE) system in Wisconsin elementary schools, a comparative study was conducted of the effectiveness of reading instruction and the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development (WDRSD) program in IGE and non-IGE settings. Data on students in grades five and two in 11 different…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Grade 2
Cooper, Carolyn S. – 1987
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of social support on parent-child interaction with a group pf 21 adolescent mothers. The subjects participated in a 20-week model demonstration program designed to offer social support through a variety of activities (work-study programs, life-skills classes, child care training, counseling,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Child Caregivers, Early Parenthood
Reller, Dorothy J. – 1987
The Peninsula Academies Program is a three-year high school program designed to provide at-risk students with the motivation to graduate from high school with skills relevant to future employment. The program combines a full schedule of academic and technical courses with "employability" training in a school-within-a-school setting.…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Education Work Relationship, High Risk Students, High School Graduates
McMullan, Bernard J.; And Others – 1988
This document summarizes the literature on the causes of dropping out, reviews national dropout prevention initiatives, proposes a set of principles to guide dropout prevention programs, and recommends a framework of policies for the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Public Schools. The dropout literature indicates that dropping out is a developmental…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Principles