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Graduation for all : a practical guide to decreasing school dropout / Camilla A. Lehr, Ann T. Clapper, Martha L. Thurlow ; acquisitions editor Elizabeth Brenkus ; cover designer Michael Dubowe.

Author/Creator:
Lehr, Camilla A., author.
Publication:
Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (249 p.)
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Subjects:
Dropouts -- United States -- Prevention.
School improvement programs -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""About the Authors""; ""Chapter 1 - What This Book is about""; ""Topics""; ""Importance of Raising Graduation Rates""; ""Extensiveness of the Issue""; ""Costs to the Individual""; ""Costs to Society""; ""Implications of Current Reform Context""; ""No Child Left behind Defined “Standard� Diploma""; ""State High-Stakes Testing""; ""Critical Need for Knowing and Doing""; ""Overview of This Book""; ""Chapter Format""; ""Other Features of the Book""; ""Summary""; ""Further Reading""; ""Chapter 2 - Getting Started""; ""Topics""
""In This Chapter, You Will . . .""""Considering Beliefs and Practices""; ""Moving Your Mission Statement from Paper to Practice""; ""Organizing for Action""; ""Study Group""; ""Action Team""; ""Community Advisory Committee""; ""Laying a Foundation""; ""Connecting with other Groups""; ""Sharing Information""; ""Providing Professional Development""; ""Readiness for Change""; ""Implementation Scenario: Getting Started (March/April/May)""; ""Summary""; ""Reflection Questions""; ""Further Reading""; ""Taking Action""; ""Guide to Action Tools""; ""Action Tool 2.1: Mission Statement Analysis Form""
""Action Tool 2.2: Action Team Selection Form""""Action Tool 2.3: Committee Mapping Form""; ""Action Tool 2.4: Readiness Questionnaire""; ""Action Tool 2.5: Communication Plan""; ""Chapter 3 - Putting the Problem of Dropout in Context: Looking at the Numbers""; ""Topics""; ""In This Chapter, You Will . . .""; ""Variability in Statistics on Graduation and Dropout""; ""Dropout Rates for Student Subgroups""; ""Terminology""; ""Graduation""; ""Dropout""; ""Procedures for Calculating Rates""; ""Dropout Formulas""
""Implementation Scenario: Putting the Problem of Dropout in Context: Looking at the Numbers (September/October)""""Summary""; ""Reflection Questions""; ""Further Reading""; ""Taking Action""; ""Guide to Action Tools""; ""Action Tool 3.1: Student Demographic Information Sheet""; ""Action Tool 3.2: District/School Diploma Options form""; ""Action Tool 3.3: Definition Grid""; ""Action Tool 3.4: Student Tracking Tool""; ""Action Tool 3.5: Dropout Calculation Form""; ""Chapter 4 - Understanding Why: Looking at the Reasons, the Process, and the Approach""; ""Topics""
""In This Chapter, You Will . . .""""Why Students Drop Out of School""; ""Pushing and Pulling Students Out of School""; ""Why Students Stay in School""; ""Dropout: A Process of Disengagement""; ""Elementary Years: The Process Begins""; ""Transition between Schools: A Critical Time""; ""Once a Dropout, Not Always a Dropout""; ""A Focus on Completing School""; ""Approaches with Limited Effectiveness""; ""Effective Approaches to Increase School Completion""; ""Implementation Scenario: Understanding Why: Looking at the Reasons, the Process, and the Approach (November)""; ""Summary""
""Reflection Questions""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Clapper, Ann T., author.
Thurlow, Martha L., author.
Brenkus, Elizabeth, editor.
Dubowe, Michael, cover designer.
ISBN:
1-4833-6343-0
OCLC:
923707640