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Title: At-Risk Students and Thinking: Perspectives from Research
Editor(s): B Z Presseisen
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 156
Sponsoring Agency: National Education Assoc of the United States
Washington, DC 20036
Research for Better Schools, Inc
Philadelphia, PA 19103
US Dept of Education
Washington, DC 20208
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8016-1483-9
Sale Source: Research for Better Schools, Inc
1700 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

National Education Assoc of the United States
1201-16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: International economic competition, global technological developments, and changing demographic factors oblige educators to assist their students in developing their ability to solve problems, examine issues and ideas critically, and invent or creatively design new materials and solutions.
Abstract: Even in this era of school reform and change, the expectations set for today's students may require an educational transformation to eliminate the discrepancy that exists between this new goal for schooling and the reality of America's classrooms. However, many obstacles need to be overcome: a dropout rate exceeding 30 to 40 percent and groups of students who do not share the language, values, or experiences of the majority population. This volume focuses on the theoretical and practical bases of teaching thinking to at-risk students. Individual authors define the population of at-risk students; outline relevant aspects of cognitive development research; discuss school interventions that are sensitive to different linguistic, social, and cultural backgrounds; redefine models of curriculum and instruction; evaluate the use of standard psychological assessments for at-risk students; outline general guides for teaching thinking; and offer strategies for teachers of at-risk students. Chapter references.
Main Term(s): Children at risk; Experimental education
Index Term(s): Educational requirements; Educationally disadvantaged persons; Teaching/training techniques
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