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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
This paper reports a survey of 355 parents and 166 teachers of young children starting school in New South Wales, Australia. Parents and teachers were asked to rate a list of 20 items in answer to the question 'How important are the following for deciding whether a child has had a successful first two terms of school?' The results are presented in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Fonvielle, Lanier Rand – 1983
This report describes two studies completed by the Child Advocacy Commission of Durham, North Carolina. The Durham school system has one of the lowest retention rates of any system in the state. The studies were used to advocate for and help implement new and better dropout prevention strategies in their schools. The report also outlines the need…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Attendance, Community Involvement, Dropout Prevention
Opuni, Kwame A.; And Others – 1991
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the Beating the Odds (BTO) program of the Houston (Texas) schools in the 1990-91 school year, the third and final year of Phase I of the program. The BTO program provided training workshops for teachers of at-risk students and direct counseling and social service support for at-risk students in a selected…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Paredes, Vicente – 1991
The transition to high school is a crucial time in a student's academic career. This summary is presented as a caution to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the public to warn of some of the hazards of the transition year (grade nine). In 1989-90, ninth-graders in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District had the lowest…
Descriptors: Attendance, Discipline Problems, Dropout Rate, Enrollment
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. – 1991
This pamphlet has been prepared for elementary and secondary school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students. It describes school retention problems associated with teenage pregnancy and parenthood and the requirements pertaining to these issues contained in the U.S. Department of Education regulation implementing Title IX.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Day Care, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts
Washington, Charles W., Ed. – LINKAGES, 1996
This newsletter theme issue focuses on the impact of learning disabilities within families, specifically families with low literacy skills. It explores the effectiveness of family literacy programs, examines the connection between the field of family literacy and learning disabilities (LD), and offers suggestions on how to work with students with…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Family Influence, Family Literacy
Robertson, Anne S. – 1997
Many teens experience a time when keeping up with school work is difficult. Some adolescents are able to get through this time with minimal assistance from their parents or teachers. However, when the difficulties last longer than a single grading period or are linked to a long-term pattern of poor school performance, parents and teachers may need…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, High Risk Students