Segments in this Video

Why Did You Drop Out? (03:38)

FREE PREVIEW

In 2013, seven students from rural Massachusetts met to tape a conversation that was shown to teachers and school administrators. Medical problems, family issues, and bullying are common reasons for leaving school.

Getting Held Back (03:07)

Students share their stories about being held back at grade level. Teachers respond and talk about the system.

Transience (01:32)

Kids talk about changing schools. Teachers respond and share ideas for providing stability to students.

Mistreatment (04:46)

Student share stories of being bullied at school. Some of them felt forced to drop out by school administrators. Teachers respond and talk about student advocacy.

Confrontation and Trauma (03:02)

Students describe being antagonized by teachers. Teachers and administrators acknowledge the issue with power struggles.

Confrontation and Trauma Continued (05:12)

Students, teachers, and school administrators talk about the power of apologies and how trust can be established.

How Do We Create Alternative Models? (03:38)

Students talk about the benefits of attending Literacy Program, an alternative program for high school education. Teachers talk about the benefit of customization.

How Do We Create Alternative Models? Continued (05:10)

Teachers and school administrators talk about the reality of having a Literacy Program as alternative program for high school education.

Final Messages (03:56)

Teachers and school administrators share encouraging thoughts with the students. Students give feedback and advice to kids who are considering dropping out.

Credits: Why We Drop Out: A Video Bridge Dialogue between Youth, Teachers, and Administrators (01:06)

Credits: Why We Drop Out: A Video Bridge Dialogue between Youth, Teachers, and Administrators

For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126 (press option 3) or sales@films.com.

Why We Drop Out: A Video Bridge Dialogue between Youth, Teachers, and Administrators


DVD (Chaptered) Price: $129.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $194.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $129.95

Share

Description

In this video-mediated dialogue, seven students in rural Massachusetts discuss factors that led them to drop out of high school. A video of their intimate conversation is then shown to teachers, counselors, and administrators, whose reactions and responses are filmed and shown back to the students. This unique process allows participants on each level of the educational ladder to contribute to a personal and structural understanding of the many factors that derail students from graduating, such as getting held back, confrontation at school, trauma from bullying, and problems at home. The participants generate a number of solutions-based strategies, as each person has the space to be heard, to listen, and to respond. This Video Bridge and Screening Guide provide a springboard for further dialogue and problem solving in classrooms, schools, and districts across the country—particularly in rural areas—about how to help students succeed in finishing high school.

Length: 36 minutes

Item#: EDP74163

ISBN: 978-1-60057-734-5

Copyright date: ©2015

Closed Captioned

Related Resources

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Not available to Home Video customers.


Share