Students Dropping Out Of School Case Study

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A mayor problem that affects thousands of youth in the United States each year is students dropping out of school. Students ages 16 through 24 years of age, statistics show that dropout rate are 7% in 2012 compared with high school graduates (Richards, 2006). According to Richards (2006) students who do not graduate from high school have greater chances of unemployment, which can lead to welfare dependency. They have a higher level of depression and alienation, which can result in physical and mental health problems. Not completing high school has been shown to increase the frequency of delinquency, which can lead to criminal activity and in some cases incarceration.
At Risk Youth
Roberson (2015) states that youth, who encounter challenges
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According to K. k. h. c. e. Henry, Knight, and Thornberry (2012) and Roberson (2015) once a student drops out of school, they leave the structure of the school environment and they are often difficult to reach. As a result, it is a challenge for schools and school agencies to provide appropriate resources to the student and their families. Dropping out of school, however, is only the end of the more complex process of school disengagement, a process that typically begins earlier in the students’ educational career. A strategy is needed to recognize early school disengagement and identify students who are disengaged and on the verge of dropping out of school (K. k. h. c. e. Henry et al., …show more content…
Students home is the major source that provides students an understanding of factors that they relate to positive academic outcomes. In the context of home, it has been documented that parental involvement is a positive protective factor for numerous adolescent health outcomes. Parental monitoring can include knowing how youth are doing academically, but also knowing what their child is doing when they are and are not at home. Parents also know their child’s friends or how they spend their time and money. Positive parenting style is a key factor in promoting healthy psychosocial youth development and being academically

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