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Helping Students Graduate

A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention, 1st Edition

By Franklin P. Schargel, Jay Smink


288 pages

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This book describes the fifteen strategies identified through research reviewed by The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network at Clemson University. Each chapter in this book was written by a nationally recognized authority in that field.

Research has shown that these 15 strategies have been successfully implemented:

- in all school levels from K - 12

- in rural, suburban, and urban centers

- as stand-alone programs or as part of systemic school improvement plans.

Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention also covers

- No Child Left Behind and its effects on dropout rates

- Dealing with Hispanic dropouts

- Differences and similarities between rural and urban dropouts

These fifteen strategies have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Education. They are applicable to all students, including students with disabilities.

Table of Contents

About the National Dropout Prevention Center and Network Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention

1 Coming to Terms with At Risk

2 School Dropouts: A National Issue

3 Who Drops Out and Why

A School and Community Perspective

4 Systemic Renewal: What Works?

5 The Power of School-Community Collaboration in Dropout Prevention

6 Creating Safe Learning Environments

Early Interventions

7 Family Engagement

8 Early Childhood Education

9 Early Literacy Development

Basic Core Strategies

10 Mentoring: An Effective Strategy for Youth Development

11 Service-Learning: Engaging Students in Community-Based Learning

12 Alternative Schooling

13 After-School Opportunities: A Time and a Tool to Reduce Dropouts

Making the Most of Instruction

14 Professional Development

15 Active Learning

16 Educational Technology: Why and How it Counts for Students At Risk

17 Individualized Instruction

18 Career and Technical Education: Increasing School Engagement

Conclusion and Recommendations

19 A Prescription for America

Meet the Contributing Authors

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