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Graduation for All
A Practical Guide to Decreasing School Dropout



June 2005 | 248 pages | Corwin
 

"I found this book well organized and very user friendly. It outlines from beginning to end a process for taking on the issue of school dropout."
-Geralynn Olvey, Program Specialist
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, CO
 
"The authors supply insight into areas of early intervention, truancy indicators, and the importance of students feeling that they belong to their school and of their own engagement, whether it is by academics, the arts, or extracurricular activities."
-Nancy Avolese, State Coordinator of Alternative Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Effective dropout prevention strategies for educators!

How can teachers and administrators steer students toward graduation and away from dropping out? What determining factors contribute to a student's choice to drop out? Why is high school graduation such an important issue in society today? Effective prevention and intervention programs for the most vulnerable students are key to improving graduation rates. This practitioner-friendly resource offers guidelines for implementing dropout prevention strategies in the classroom, throughout the school, and at the district level.

Graduation for All melds research and practical tools to include both evidence-based intervention models and real-world examples. With the goal of producing an educated citizenry that contributes to the world in positive ways, the authors present tools and a plan for:

  • Increasing graduation rates while decreasing dropout rates
  • Meeting the standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Pinpointing the most critical years for establishing a solid educational foundation
  • Connecting with other groups to share ideas and prepare for change

The impact of increased graduation rates reaches beyond statistics-more graduates mean more individuals who are better prepared to meet the challenges of life after school, and better outcomes for youth, schools, and society in general.


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. What This Book Is About
 
2. Getting Started
 
3. Putting the Problem of Dropout in Context: Looking at the Numbers
 
4. Understanding Why: Looking at the Reasons, the Process, and the Approach
 
5. Considering What to Work on: Contextual Influences and Indicators
 
6. Clarifying the Focus: Prevention and Intervention Programs
 
7. Putting the Pieces Together
 
8. Deciding What to Do
 
9. Maintaining Momentum
 
10. Evaluating Effectiveness
 
Resource A: Directory of Action Tools
 
Resource B: Glossary
 
Resource C: Related Links
 
Index

"I found this book well organized and very user friendly. It outlines from beginning to end a process for taking on the issue of school dropout."

Geralynn Olvey, Program Specialist
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, CO

"The authors supply insight into areas of early intervention, truancy indicators, and the importance of a student feeling that they belong to their school and their own engagement whether it is by academics, the arts, or extra-curricular activities."

Nancy Avolese, State Coordinator of Alternative Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education

"This book offers educators and families a comprehensive guide and longitudinal plan to implement and evaluate a system to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates. We have the road map—now it is time to travel. The authors could not have set out a clearer course in this valuable resource."

Teachers College Record, Vol. 108, No. 1
Key features

·         Market in EAQ, EAP, EUS, UEQ

·         Excellent for principal training

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: What This Book Is About


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