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Keywords

Dropouts--United States--Prevention;

Abstract

The primary purpose of this paper is to provide an extensive review of the literature and research related to the dropout problem in the United States. It discusses some of the intervention programs in school settings that have been evaluated to date. The role of school psychologists in planning and implementing the components that make those intervention programs successful are highlighted. Chapter two describes the nature and extent of the dropout problem, and how the lack of a uniform definition and good data aggravates this problem.

Causes of dropping out and its consequences to the individuals and the society at large are presented in chapter three. As the causes are discussed, characteristics of dropo4ts that the schools could note as indicators of who will or will not drop out are also presented. Some of the dropout intervention programs that have been found effective are reviewed in chapter four of this paper. Chapter five concludes this paper with a discussion of the components that would make school-based dropout intervention programs successful and the relevance of that to school psychologists.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Barry J. Wilson

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (79 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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