Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Strategies to Help Solve Our School Dropout Problem

1st Edition

By Franklin P. Schargel, Jay Smink

Routledge

272 pages

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Description

This book will help you reduce the number of young adults who leave school without completing a high school program. These successfully proven strategies were identified through research conducted by The National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University.

The strategies are:

- EARLY INTERVENTIONS

- Family Involvement… reach out to all families

- Early Childhood Education… begin positive learning environments early

- Reading and Writing Programs… establish this foundation to all learning

THE BASIC CORE STRATEGIES

- Mentoring/Tutoring… increase competency with a supportive adult or peer

- Service Learning… implement academic learning connected to service

- Alternative Schooling… provide options beyond the traditional setting

- Out-of-School Enhancement… develop after-care, summer school, and extended hours

MAKING THE MOST OF INSTRUCTION

- Professional Development… provide resources & training for innovative, research-based techniques

- Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences… implement proven methods for a diverse student population

- Instructional Technologies… integrate technology into daily curriculum

- Individualized Learning… provide customized work plans for each student

MAKING THE MOST OF THE WIDER COMMUNITY

- Systemic Renewal… change rules, roles, and relationships to effect school improvement

- Community Collaboration… engage businesses and organizations

- Career Education and Workforce Readiness… provide applied training and instruction for today's workplace

- Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention… teach the strategies of fair engagement and safety

Table of Contents

I. Identification

-Who Drops Out and Why

II. Strategies for Success

-Identifying Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention

III. Early Interventions

-Family Involvement

-Early Childhood Education

-Reading and Writing

IV. The Basic Core Strategies

-Mentoring

-Service Learning

-Alternative Schooling

-Out-of-School Enhancement

V. Making the Most of Instruction

-Professional Development

-Diverse Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences

-Instructional Technologies

-Individualized Instruction

VI. Making the Most of the Wider School Community

-Systemic Renewal

-Community Collaboration

-Career Education & Workforce Development

-Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution

VII. Perspectives and Prescriptions

-The Global Perspective

-A Prescription for America

Bibliography

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General