Dropouts: Who Drops Out and Why - and the Recommended Action

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This newly expanded edition has been divided into two major parts. Part One discusses the curricular cases, curricular changes, needed changes in instructional delivery, and the visible and invisible dropout. The suggested reforms will have an immediate salutary effect on both schools and community. Part Two provides new data on delinquency and dropouts, alternative centers for learning, noncurricular changes, immigrant and seasonal farm workers, and current prevention practices. This comprehensive book will be especially useful to teachers, school administrators, educational policymakers, and anyone concerned with dropout prevention.
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The expanded edition is divided into two major parts: part one discusses the curricular cases, curricular changes, needed changes in instructional delivery, and the visible and invisible dropout; part two provides new data on delinquency and dropouts, alternative centers for learning, noncurricular changes, immigrant and seasonal farm workers, and current prevention practices. The book will be especially useful for teachers, school administrators, educational policymakers, and others concerned with dropout prevention. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780398056582
  • Publisher: Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 153

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Pt. 1 An Educational Perspective
1 Perspective 5
2 Curricular Causes 11
3 The Visible and the Invisible 23
4 Needed Changes in Instructional Delivery 32
5 Curricular Changes 47
6 Summing Up 59
Pt. 2 A Human Service Perspective
7 Related Literature 65
8 Delinquency and Dropouts 84
9 Alternative Center for Learning 95
10 Chestnut Ridge Learning Center: An Innovative Solution 115
11 Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers 127
12 Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers and Dropping Out 141
13 Noncurricular Changes 153
14 Some Current Prevention Practices 163
15 Cooperation, Coordination, and Collaboration-Points Along a Continuum-Family Resource Centers in Rural Tennesse 173
16 What Has Transpired from 1990 to 1998 194
References 199
Index 207
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