Dropout problem at Technical Lyceum. By: Shorena Dolaberidze and Gulshan Huseynli. This power point will examine. The problem of drop out in a public school in a developing country A set of interventions implemented in various schools to reduce drop out.
Dropout problem at Technical Lyceum By: ShorenaDolaberidze and GulshanHuseynli
This power point will examine • The problem of drop out in a public school in a developing country • A set of interventions implemented in various schools to reduce drop out
What made us to research this problem • Early dropouts are a widespread phenomenon in developing countries, Technical Lyceum is not an exception • Data analysis of latest five years shows the significant increase in drop out • Between the years 2008 and 2012 the number of drop outs reached from 1 to 4 out of ten students • The majority of drop outs occurs in High school
Two Questions to Guide the Teams Action • What kind of preventing drop out strategies are available? • What strategies could be used in Technical Lyceum to reduce the number of drop outs in school?
Actions taken • The principal of Tech Lyceum created a committee to do research to address the questions • Interviewed at risk students to get more information about their drop-out reasons and school’s role in dropout prevention • They studied three peer – reviewed articles from primary sources
Action for Question 1 • The team researched 3 peer reviewed primary source article that met the following criteria: -Address drop out problem in schools -Sample included rural area, developing country and general interventions?
What Did the Articles Tell to Answer the First Question • Workshop with teachers • Informative letters to parents • School meeting ( talking with parents) • Modifications of the school environment • Telephone helpline, connecting the school to the parents • Implementation of the program “Advantages of Staying at School”
What Did the Articles Tell to Answer the First Question( Continued) • Development of Alternative school setting (Students and Teachers equally contribute) • Tutoring • Personal Development • Summer Enrichment • Parental Involvement
What did School Principal Do: • Focus Groups with teachers, students and parents to explore the most appropriate preventive actions for Tech Lyceum target group. • Work Group was created . • Experimental classes were defined. • Time of the experiment was allocated. • Measurement tools were identified
Focus Groups Suggested • Alternative Learning Programs • Telephone Helpline – trained staff member • Personal Developments to enhance self-efficiency, self esteem, knowledge of career and motivation. ( awareness raising) • Monthly School meetings with parents of at-risk students • Trainings with teachers
Decision Follow up • Team designed action plan including time frame • The executive summary will be the main source of information to share the details of further interventions. An executive summary will be given to the superintendent and school board. • The short summary will be provided to teachers and parents upon request
Measurement • Semester based Monitoring will be implemented via surveys • Monitoring of attendance data • Referrals of behavioral issues • Achievement progress monitoring • Interview at risk students periodically to get their ideas and feelings about the preventions • Observe teachers classes who work with at risk students
Questions ?????? Thanks for attention