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A Peer-Led High School Transition Program Increases Graduation Rates Among Latino Males

Johnson, Valerie L ; Simon, Patricia ; Mun, Eun-Young

The Journal of Educational Research, 04 May 2014, Vol.107(3), pp.186-196 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    A Peer-Led High School Transition Program Increases Graduation Rates Among Latino Males
  • Author: Johnson, Valerie L ; Simon, Patricia ; Mun, Eun-Young
  • Description: The authors investigated the impact of a manualized high school transition program, the Peer Group Connection (PGC) program, on the graduation rate at a low-income, Mid-Atlantic high school. The program utilized 12th-grade student peer leaders to create a supportive environment for incoming ninth-grade students. Results of a randomized control trial demonstrated that male students who participated in the program during Grade 9 were significantly more likely to graduate from high school within 4 years than male students in the control group (81% vs. 63%). Findings suggest that peers can be effective in delivering a school-based, social emotional learning intervention and that it is possible to intervene in Grade 9 to influence the probability of high school graduation.
  • Is Part Of: The Journal of Educational Research, 04 May 2014, Vol.107(3), pp.186-196
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0022-0671 ; E-ISSN: 1940-0675 ; DOI: 10.1080/00220671.2013.788991
  • Subjects: Dropout Prevention ; High School Transition ; Peer Leadership ; Peer Mentoring ; Social and Emotional Learning ; Education
  • Language: English
  • Source: Taylor & Francis (Taylor & Francis Group)

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