10-29 Chapter 6

10-29 Chapter 6 - Schools Part 2 DROPOUTS Consequences More...

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Schools – Part 2
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DROPOUTS Consequences More likely to live in poverty More likely to be unemployed More likely to depend on welfare More likely to be involved in delinquent behavior
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DROPOUTS Who drops out? Low SES positively correlated with dropping out Race: Native Americans lowest graduation rate Non-whites from inner city most likely to drop out School related problems Personality characteristics Emotionally immature and less well adjusted
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DROPOUTS Predicting Dropouts Males Low SES Vocational program Ethnic minority Urban school Lower grades Discipline problems Low self-esteem Lower educational expectations More external locus of control Accumulation of long process, not sudden decision made by adolescent
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What to do about dropouts Innovative approaches in some states Cooperative learning strategies Mastery learning Programs that teach thinking Schools within a school
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10-29 Chapter 6 - Schools Part 2 DROPOUTS Consequences More...

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