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Creating the dropout : an institutional and social history of school failure

Author: Sherman Dorn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the 1960s, high schools had become mass institutions saddled with the expectation of universal education for America's youth. The consolidation of a dropout stereotype focused on the presumed  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dorn, Sherman.
Creating the dropout.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996
(OCoLC)676858570
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherman Dorn
ISBN: 0275951758 9780275951757
OCLC Number: 33406222
Description: x, 167 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Long-Term Demographic Patterns --
2. The Changing Mission of High Schools --
3. Early Attitudes Toward Attrition --
4. "Social Dynamite" --
5. The Limits of Dropout Programs --
6. Omissions --
7. Dropout Tides --
8. The Demeaning Dropout Debate.
Responsibility: Sherman Dorn.

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"In documenting the history of the dropout problem, Dorn tells three related sets of stories. First, this book is a story about rising expectations for schooling and the changing role of the high Read more...

 
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