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Title: Mission Soar: Set Objectives, Achieve Results
Author(s): C Chang; G Chizeck; P Nolen; A Beckerman; C Weinstein
Project Director: L Lopez
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 146
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA 90051
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Los Angeles Unified School District
P.O. Box 3307
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90051
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 40-lesson curriculum was developed by the Los Angeles Unified School District, pursuant to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help students choose alternatives to such negative behavior as street gang involvement, alcohol and drug abuse, and dropping out of school.
Abstract: The curriculum's philosophy holds students innately responsible for realizing their self-worth and potential. It is designed to teach students how to build a base of success that can last throughout their lives. Referred to as Mission SOAR (Set Objectives, Achieve Results), the curriculum focuses on street gangs, nonacademic problems of students that impede academic achievement, self-esteem, goal achievement, problem-solving and conflict resolution, communication, and gangs. Mission SOAR uses such methods and procedures as cooperative learning, multimodal approaches (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic), experiential approaches, group processes, oral and written communications, role playing, games, demonstration and participation, individualization, and lecture and discussion. The curriculum incorporates a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Risk, and Time) plan to help students establish goals. References
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Course materials; Gang Prevention; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile educational services; Lesson plans; School dropouts; Self concept; Students; Teaching methods for juvenile delinquents
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