School Dropout and Educational Policy
The history of the U.S. school dropout issue, scope of the problem, current statistics and trends. Overview of theories and research related to school dropout and educational attainment. Analysis of effective dropout prevention strategies, programs, and policies. Emphasis on critical thinking, discussion, and application. Participation in service learning is an option, incorporating issues of race/ ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and culture. Instructor consent required. One course.