Promoting positive change in at-risk students utilizing and adapting the FOCUS model in dropout prevention

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hampton Durant Casebolt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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John Van Hoose

Abstract: The number of students who are leaving school prior to graduation is alarming; however, educators are bracing for an even greater surge in the rate due to school and curriculum reforms implemented in response to recommendations made in national commission reports. A number of studies and programs have been directed toward preventing dropouts on the senior high school level and have realized varying degrees of success. Although experts agree that early identification is the key to preventing dropouts, little has been done to create dropout prevention programs in the lower grade levels of our schools. The purpose of this study was to complete a comprehensive analysis of the impact of one junior high school program, FOCUS, on young adolescents who had been identified as high risk students. Preassessment and postassessment measures of the FOCUS class and a comparison group were compared and descriptive profiles of the FOCUS students were also included.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
High school dropouts $v Identification
Dropouts $v Identification
High school dropouts $x Services for
Dropouts $x Services for

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