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NCJ Number: 149185 Find in a Library
Title: Restoring Opportunity for Dropouts: Reasons and Results
Journal: Equity and Excellence  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:special issue (Fall 1991)  Pages:36-39
Author(s): K Crist
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 4
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Students most at risk of dropping out exhibit low self- esteem, lack of confidence, and feelings of helplessness. Behaviors characteristic of dropouts present the classic responses associated with punishment, which in this case is school.
Abstract: Since its establishment in the early 1970s, 70001 Training and Employment Institute has helped more than 60,000 student dropouts complete their education and find a job. The 70001 program encompasses job readiness training, education upgrading, job placement assistance, motivational activities, and follow-up services. The programs, totaling more than 70 in 23 States, are administered by local colleges, universities, and community organizations. 70001 is currently designing a dropout prevention program to provide support to at-risk students. The program will cover life management skills, career exploration, and employability training. Both the dropout recovery and prevention programs emphasize improving student self-esteem and confidence through skill mastery and frequent positive reinforcement. 11 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Program planning; School dropouts
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