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NCJ Number: 121446 Find in a Library
Title: Task-Related and Interpersonal Problem-Solving Training for Increasing School Success in High-Risk Young Adolescents
Journal: Remedial and Special Education  Volume:10  Issue:5  Dated:(September/October 1989)  Pages:32-42
Author(s): K A Larson
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 11
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study of difficult-to-teach, low income minority pupils examined the efficacy of task-related and interpersonal problem-solving training for enhancing junior high school performance.
Abstract: Forty-eight sixth grade students targeted as high-risk for secondary failure were studied in a comparison of no intervention (n = 24) and intervention (n = 24) groups. Report card grades were significantly improved and classroom misbehavior reduced in the group with training. Attendance in school was improved in the intervention group but not significantly. The implications for instructional needs of high-risk students and referral to special education are discussed. 4 tables, 40 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Remedial education
Index Term(s): Educationally disadvantaged persons; Elementary school education; School dropouts
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