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Dropouts From Schools
Issues, Dilemmas, and Solutions
Dropouts From Schools
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Lois Weis - Editor
Eleanor Farrar - Editor
Hugh G. Petrie - Editor
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education
Price: $52.50 
Hardcover - 254 pages
Release Date: November 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0108-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0108-8

Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 254 pages
Release Date: November 1989
ISBN10: 0-7914-0109-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0109-5

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"An excellent and comprehensive discussion of the dropout problem. It raises issues in an insightful manner." -- Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The authors examine the major groups within the dropout population, the myriad of factors within schools that lead to dropping out, and the larger social and economic context within which dropping out occurs. The resulting synthesis of knowledge and perspectives provided here will enhance our understanding of an important topic that has, to this time, been given too little attention.

Lois Weis is Professor of Sociology of Education and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Eleanor Farrar is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Organization, Administration and Policy at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Hugh G. Petrie is Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Table of Contents


Lois Weis, Eleanor Farrar, and Hugh G. Petrie

1. Dropping Out: Can Schools Be Expected to Prevent It?
Gary G. Whelage

I. Who Are the Dropouts? The Topic Reconsidered

2. Bein' Wrapped Too Tight: When Low-Income Women Drop Out of High School
Michelle Fine and Nancy Zane

3. Dropout Issues and Problems in Rural America, with a Case Study of One Central Appalachian School District
Alan J. DeYoung with Karen Huffman and Mary Ellen Turner

4. Dropping Out of Academics: Black Youth and the Sports Subculture in a Cross-National Perspective
R. Patrick Solomon

II. Inside Schools

5. Social Services in High Schools
Eleanor Farrar and Robert L. Hampel

6. Urban Teachers and Dropout-Prone Students: The Uneasy Partners
Charles Payne

7. Competency Testing and Dropouts
Amelia E. Kreitzer, George F. Madaus and Walt Haney

8. Reducing Student Alienation in High Schools: Implications of Theory
Fred M. Newmann

III. Critical Perspectives: A Look at the Larger Context

9. The Individual in Collective Adaptation: A Framework for Focusing on Academic Underperformance and Dropping Out Among Involuntary Minorities
John U. Ogbu

10. American Realities: Poverty, Economy, and Education
Michael W. Apple


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