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Helping Students Graduate
A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention



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ISBN 9781930556751
Published February 16, 2004 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

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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