Solutions and Strategies Series

National Dropout Rates: Sources, problems, and Efforts Toward Solutions
Hamby, J. V.
This report attempts to clarify some of the confusion about dropout rates. (May 1989)

How to Identify At-Risk Students
Wells, S., Bechard, S., & Hamby, J. V.
Presents a practice-based process for identifying potential dropouts. (July 1989)

Self-Esteem: The Key to Student Success
Nave, B.
Any effort to reduce the dropout rate must include a component that seeks to raise the level of perceived self-worth on the part of the student. (January 1990)

Incentives and Education
Seoane, M., & Smink, J.
The pros and cons of incentives are discussed. (June 1991)

The Disadvantages of Tracking and Ability Grouping: A Look at Cooperative Learning as an Alternative
Crosby, M. S., & Owens, E. M.
Research shows that tracking is detrimental to student success. Cooperative learning provides an effective alternative. (March 1993)

Family Literacy's Approach to Dropout Prevention
Mansbach, S. C.
This intergenerational approach can break the cycle of illiteracy. (May 1993)

Enhanced Vocational Education: Developing a District-Wide Dropout Prevention Program
Hamby, J. V., & Monaco, F. A.
EVE represents an expanded vision of vocational education that seeks change in curriculum, methods, and the students it serves. (September 1993)

Promoting Success for the African-American Male Student: A Blueprint for Action
Reglin, G.
The Black Male Crisis compels educators to act now. This report offers a coordinated plan to ensure the success of African-American males. (January 1994)

Resolving Conflict Through Peer Mediation
Rogers, M.
Violence in our schools threatens teachers and students alike. Learn about a strategy which teaches students the skills needed to resolve conflicts. (June 1994)

School-Based Case Management: An Integrated Service Model for Early Intervention with Potential Dropouts
Smith, Jr., A. J.
Learn about a successful case management model. (September 1995)

Too Much Fun for Therapy: Therapeutic Recreation as an Intervention Tool With At-Risk Youth
Brooks, K. W.
Purposeful recreation can play a significant role in the educational process. This report introduces you to several strategies from the field of Therapeutic Recreation. (October 1997)

Literacy Clubs for At-Risk Girls
Naff, B., & Fones, S.
Based on research, this report provides you with practical suggestions for implementing literacy clubs, a strategy with proven success for at-risk girls. (January 1998)