Presentation on theme: "Whose Responsibility is Dropout Prevention? Dr. Kennedy Ongaga Dr. William Sterrett Dr. Janna Robertson."— Presentation transcript:
Whose Responsibility is Dropout Prevention? Dr. Kennedy Ongaga Dr. William Sterrett Dr. Janna Robertson
What do you think? There is a naïve common assumption that all dropout prevention responsibility falls to the high school principal. Do you agree? – What do you think? – Do principals at the elementary and middle school feel as responsible? – Why or why not?
Method Participated in a new faculty mentor group with Dr. Jay Smink, past Executive Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center Developed online survey based on research Piloted it with a few principals and had it reviewed by peers Sent it to principals in 13 school districts in Southeastern North Carolina (UNCW professional development partners)
Participants Elementary School Principals = 17 Middle School Principals = 7 High School Principals = 4
It is the responsibility...
Enough is being done...
Fifteen Effective Practices for Dropout Prevention Systemic Renewal School/Community Collaboration Safe Learning Environment Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Early Literacy Development Mentoring/ Tutoring Service Learning Alternative Schooling After-school Opportunities Professional Development Active Learning Educational Technology Individualized Instruction Career and Technical Ed.
Effective Practices Which Effective Practices occur in: – Preschool? – Elementary? – Middle school? – High School?
Fifteen Effective Dropout Prevention Practices
Final Thoughts So whose responsibility is dropout prevention? It is a shared responsibility, and it looks like principals realize this including those at elementary and middle schools.
Contact Information Dr. Kennedy Ongaga: Dr. William Sterrett: Dr. Janna Robertson: