Through engaging stories and the use of students’ voices, this book corrects persistent misconceptions about youth who drop out of high school.
Author: Deborah L. Feldman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Through engaging stories and the use of students’ voices, this book corrects persistent misconceptions about youth who drop out of high school. Based on research conducted with high school dropouts in both urban and rural communities, the authors argue that, contrary to popular belief, most dropouts are not disengaged from school at an early age. Many have positive memories of their education, both social and academic, that educators and policymakers can draw on to create successful prevention and intervention practices. The narratives and insights presented here will help readers to better understand the interplay of school-related and personal factors that lead students to drop out of school. “Why We Drop Out” is essential reading for K–12 educators, school principals, counselors, psychologists, and everyone concerned with our nation’s dropout crisis. “Every educator will recognize in these stories the daily opportunities that adults have to reach out and grab onto kids who are desperate for a hand and just need someone to pull them over that line.” —From the Foreword by Camille A. Farrington, PhD, author of Failing at School: Lessons for Redesigning Urban High Schools “This book greatly improves our understanding of the complex and long-term process of dropping out of high school.” —Russell W. Rumberger, UC Santa Barbara, director, California Dropout Research Project “A must-read for any teacher, principal, or superintendent interested in changing the lives of our students most at risk.” —Greg Baker, superintendent, Bellingham Public Schools “This is a book that everyone with a stake in education must read!” —Dr. Shivohn Garcia, SUNY Empire State College
They were mostly accelerated leavers, dropping out quickly at a young age.
Unlike many slow faders, these youths did not, at the time, subscribe to general
societal values about the importance of school. However, like most other
Author: Deborah L. Feldman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
These engaging narratives and unique insights will help readers to better understand the interplay of school-related and personal factors that lead students to drop out of school. It is essential reading for K-12 educators, school principals, counselors, psychologists, and everyone concerned with our nation's "dropout crisis."
Author: Russell W. RumbergerPublish On: 2011-11-29
Dropping Out offers a comprehensive overview by one of the country’s leading experts, and provides answers to fundamental questions: Who drops out, and why? What happens to them when they do?
Author: Russell W. Rumberger
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Most kids in the developed world finish high school—but not in the United States. More than a million drop out every year, and the numbers are rising. Dropping Out provides answers to fundamental questions: Who drops out, and why? What happens to them when they do? How can we prevent at-risk kids from short-circuiting their futures?
Author: California. Bureau of State AuditsPublish On: 2012
In addition , research shows that poor attendance is a key indicator that a student
is at risk of dropping out . Counselors and other school district personnel we
interviewed generally agreed with this assessment . The Joint Legislative Audit ...
Who is this book for?Dropouts. Who are dropouts?Us. Who are we?We're purposeful, and know that everyone has a purpose and we sure as hell know our own. We know why we do what we do. We're great communicators and strong influencers. We relentlessly learn whatever we can from anyone we can, recognizing the deferred gratitude that learning provides throughout the course of a lifetime. We're hustlers, and we win every minute that we spend alive. We see the world as it is and dedicate time to understand the occurrences by and around us. We're defiant in the best sense of the word, and we're not only reluctant to, but we refuse to accept the status quo and we challenge it in a chase for the simple idea of "better". We practice great equanimity and recognize our power to change the small things today for big change tomorrow. We don't just want to change ourselves, we want to change the world. However, there's no degree program for changing the world, and success has nothing to do with educational institutions or pieces of paper. That's why we're dropouts in the first place.---The Dropout Manifesto was written by Diego Segura in 2018.
Editorial Reviews Review "Inspiring Story for Dyslexic Families and Adults" -Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage"- "What I admired most about the book was the positive attitude the author maintained.
Author: John Rodrigues
Editorial Reviews Review "Inspiring Story for Dyslexic Families and Adults" -Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage"- "What I admired most about the book was the positive attitude the author maintained. When most people would have given up and accepted mediocrity, Rodrigues instead chooses to push the envelope and follows his dreams up to and including enrolling in Harvard University. I love how he takes something that is called a "disability" and turns it into strength. It is evident that he has analyzed the way he thinks visually and found unique methods to work smarter, not harder." -Arline Krieger LDA President, California "John Rodrigues has written an inspiring and empowering story about his personal dyslexic journey. Young people who have dropped out of high school or others who are thinking about returning to get their GED or to go the community college route will be encouraged by his honest recounting, light-hearted tone, and perceptive insights about his thinking style and advantages." --Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage" "We all long for success...usually going the typical route of graduating from High School, spending 4 years at college, starting a job and getting married. It's nice and safe and predictable. Well, seems Mr. Rodrigues couldn't do it that way if he wanted to. But he appears to have a special ability to see people and opportunity for what they are, doors slightly ajar; with a little push, new worlds opened up to him. He seems to have an uncanny ability to live his life in a very wide open way. I am jealous." -Rosemary B. Walker
Author: New York (State). Division for YouthPublish On: 1963
The dropout of today and tomorrow is in a much worse economic position than
the dropout of yesteryear , when low education ... In the following report , we have
attempted to utilize available record data , although we recognize some severe ...
Education is broken and most graduates are broke. The purpose of this book is to start an important dialogue about college education. I will make the case for why I believe 70% of college students should drop out.
Author: Patrick Bet-David
Publisher: Valuetainment Publishing
Education is broken and most graduates are broke. The purpose of this book is to start an important dialogue about college education. I will make the case for why I believe 70% of college students should drop out. The concept of giving our trust to the educational system without accountability has not worked. I believe it's time to ask serious questions: Why do we go to college in the first place? - Who should go to college and who shouldn't? - Can I succeed and do great things without college? - Why do tuition and textbooks cost as much as they do? - Have colleges simply become a big business (with tax-free status)? - Are the subjects taught in college sufficient for life or do we need an upgrade? Let me clarify something: this is NOT a book that declares that higher education is a terrible thing. Many professions require it, but I believe education can and does take place in many forms. As a college dropout and an autodidact, I've read over 1,200 books in the last 15 years and believe there are many paths we can take to get educated and do great things. Fair Warning: You may have passionate feelings about the points in this book. Regardless of how strong you feel one way or another, my desired outcome is to start a broad dialogue so we can process the issues - together. Ready?
"In The College Dropout Scandal, David L. Kirp outlines the scale of the problem and argues that we actually have the tools to boost graduation rates and shrink the achievement gap.
Author: David L. Kirp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: College dropouts
"In The College Dropout Scandal, David L. Kirp outlines the scale of the problem and argues that we actually have the tools to boost graduation rates and shrink the achievement gap. It's not elite schools like Harvard or Williams who are leading the way, but places like City University of New York or Long Beach State that have undertaken the hard work to improve student success. Through on-the-ground reporting, conversations with university administrators and presidents, and accessible overviews of the latest research, Kirp illustrates a range of institutional reforms, like using big data to quickly identify at-risk students, and the behavioral strategies, from nudges and mindset changes, that have been proven to boost undergraduate learning and raise graduation rates. Shining a light on an underappreciated yet crucial problem in colleges today, Kirp's engaging and hopeful book will help push more students, especially poor and minority ones, across the finish line and keep their hopes of achieving the American Dream alive"--
Author: Margaret Blymeir Timmer LeePublish On: 1958
We are getting mail thanking us for the way we keep our park clean and we are
getting back our reputation for being a ... The purpose of this section of Chapter
IV is to answer the question : Are the potential drop - outs in this study similar to
Author: University of the State of New York. Bureau of GuidancePublish On: 1964
Thus it seems that counselors and their colleagues should consider these
questions early in any program to reduce the local incidence of school dropouts.
A. Do We Lose Too Many Pupils As Dropouts? Perhaps the "we" above should
Author: University of the State of New York. Bureau of Guidance
FOREWORD The question of " drop - outs " in the field of family planning services
is one on which a large number of ... More recently there has been an increasing
demand for somebody to pull together all the findings and tell us what we really ...
This method , which allowed the younger Social Security Administration worker a
higher proportion of dropout years ... The result in most cases will be we dropped out in most cases 5 years of fewer dropout years , more computation low or no ...
Following the Long Range Plan , the expected result is to lower the state - wide
migrant dropout rate by 11 percent by 1989 . 90 . To accomplish this objective we
must retain approximately 1 , 600 more migrants than we did in 1986 - 87 .
From the farms she works and stays at, to the boy she comes to love, Natalie opens her journal and you're blown into the life of a drop-out who's set on success.
Author: Natalie Paul
Publisher: America Star Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Not finishing High School seems to have a negative connotation to it, but it was one of the best decisions I've made in my life." So says Natalie Paul, who we join for her trip across the country in search of a more meaningful life. From the farms she works and stays at, to the boy she comes to love, Natalie opens her journal and you're blown into the life of a drop-out who's set on success.
they risk exposing subjects to debilitating failure experiences that may have more
far reaching effects than expected . What can be done to curb dropout ?
Therapists and clinicians have noted that individuals who are trying to lose
weight are ...
Author: American Statistical Association. Biometrics SectionPublish On: 1995
Since we noted in Table 1 that Protestants have higher GPAs than students of
other religions , it makes sense that the ... Moreover , non - Catholic students
might be more likely to drop out of Loyola because they do not feel comfortable in
Author: American Statistical Association. Biometrics Section