College Dropouts Essay

College Dropouts
A discussion of the school dropout problem at the university level.
# 64723 | 2,036 words | 7 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Apr 03, 2006 in Education (Higher) , Education (General)

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This report deals with the social and academic problems of students who are dropping out of school by reviewing existing literature on these problems as well as by considering different perspectives on how such problems can be constructively solved. The paper looks at the dropout problem in terms of how teachers and other professionals can communicate with students individually by de-stressing standardized measures and, instead, by emphasizing the role that technology plays in getting students back on track so that they do not drop out and think of their future in society without an education.

From the Paper:

"The main problem addressed is that of the dropout problem assumedly among high school students but it is also an issue for college students, particularly freshman but in all grade levels, and testing scores in areas in which the academic focus level of the student population is not as high as it could be in terms of positive motivation for academic achievement, in terms of new NCLB rules, which this report will consider
summarily. This dropout problem can be divided into many specific categories that require a holistic and complete set of solutions. Many observers fear that the future of education in these areas is being compromised by static policies that do not take facing the problem of lower test-scores and learning curves into primary account. "Indeed, we are delinquent if we pass students through the grades and award them diplomas even if they are unprepared for the opportunities and challenges that await them... schools whose students consistently fail... should meet consequences" (Gandal and McGiffert, 2003, p. 41). This is one perspective on the problem that concentrates on punishing schools that do not take the issue of academically struggling students as seriously as they could under strict new NCLB rules."

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