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Dumping Ground or Effective Alternative: Dropout-Prevention Programs in Urban Schools


Focusing on students’ perspectives, this article examines whether an urban dropout-prevention program offers students effective alternatives to regular classes or if, instead, the program is simply a dumping ground for unwanted students. Findings generated from interviews and observations suggest both.

  • Author/Creator: Groth, C.
  • Author's address: Corwin Press, Inc. A Sage Publications Company 2455 Teller Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218
  • Date Published: May
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Urban Education
  • Number: 2
  • Volume: 33
  • Year: 1998

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