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Pathways to Drop Out: A Discussion with the Authors of the new book, Why We Drop Out (Renton)
February 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree
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Please join the authors of “Why We Drop Out”: Understanding and Disrupting Student Pathways to Leaving School, PSCCN, and the PSESD Early Warning Indicator Systems team for an engaging discussion about the interplay of school-related and personal factors that lead students to drop out of school, common misperceptions about student drop out, and how we can better support student engagement and attendance.
More About the Book: Through engaging stories and the use of students’ voices, authors Deborah L. Feldman, Antony T. Smith, Barbara L. Waxman correct persistent misconceptions about youth who drop out of high school. Based on research conducted with high school dropouts in both urban and rural communities, the authors argue that, contrary to popular belief, most dropouts are not disengaged from school at an early age. Many have positive memories of their education, both social and academic, that educators and policymakers can draw on to create successful prevention and intervention practices. The narratives and insights presented here will help readers to better understand the interplay of school-related and personal factors that lead students to drop out of school. “Why We Drop Out” is essential reading for K–12 educators, school principals, counselors, psychologists, and everyone concerned with our nation’s dropout crisis.