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Dropping Out of School in New York State [microform] : The Invisible People of Color. A Report of the Task Force on the New York State Dropout Problem
Bib ID 5493728
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
State Univ. of New York, Albany
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
50 p. 
Summary

The New York state educational system must change to reduce the devastatingly high dropout rate among Hispanic, Black and American Indian students. A dropout is defined as a student who has been dropped from a school's enrollment and who has not graduated from 12th grade nor been transferred to another school. Research into the causes of dropping out reveal that being held back one or more grades is the best dropout predictor. Students leave school before graduation for the following reasons: (1) personal, cultural, and linguistic dehumanization; (2) academic humiliation; (3) institutionalized discharge; (4) discriminatory high school admissions policies and practices; (5) lack of appropriate instruction for language minority students; (6) family conditions; and (7) work and economic factors. Dropping out has serious social and economic effects, including lost income, poverty, drug abuse, early pregnancy, poor health practices, and increased need for social services. Dropout prevention efforts in New York State are discussed and dismissed as ineffective. Recommendations for long-term systemic changes are made. Issues for further study are listed. (PS)

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May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Persistence.  |  Dropout Prevention.  |  Dropout Programs.  |  Dropout Rate.  |  Dropouts.  |  High Risk Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Limited English Speaking.  |  Minority Groups.  |  Potential Dropouts.  |  Withdrawal (Education)  |  New York
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors State Univ. of New York, Albany
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