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The Path to Dropping Out: Evidence for Intervention

The Path to Dropping Out: Evidence for Intervention (Hardback)

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Middle school and early high school dropouts have long troubled educators. However, research on this sad phenomenon has been far less than definitive as to the causes. In this research-based book, Roderick examines two critical factors impacting graduation or dropping out. They are school transition to middle school and from there to high school and, secondly, grade retention. The subjects of the study were students from an urban Massachusetts public school system. The author contends the notion that middle and high school dropouts can be predicted based on their grades and attendance in 4th grade. She also provides the strongest evidence to date that the experience of being retained in grade increases a student's chances of dropping out. This book gives us a new conception of the nature of school dropout in schools with high dropout rates.

EducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsEducationEducation TheorySchoolsSecondary schoolsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: children Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/06/1993 ISBN-13: 9780865692060  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MELISSA RODERICK is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago where she teaches courses in social policy, program evaluation, and quantitative analysis. She is interested in the social and academic development of adolescents and the determinants of successful transitions to work and adulthood. Her research focuses on the influence of school organization, policies, and practices on student outcomes, and issues in urban education and youth policy. She is currently studying curriculum tracking in high schools.

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