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NCJ Number: 149522 Find in a Library
Title: Learning To Fail: Case Studies of Students at Risk
Corporate Author: Phi Delta Kappa
United States of America
Editor(s): D B Strother
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: Phi Delta Kappa
Bloomington, IN 47401
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87367-728-5
Sale Source: Phi Delta Kappa
Eighth Street & Union Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Each of these 11 papers presents a case study of one student identified by a teacher, counselor, or principal as being seriously at risk and describes how risk manifests itself in the life and mind of that particular child.
Abstract: The case studies were developed as part of a research project that gathered information about 49,000 students and almost 10,000 teachers in more than 275 schools in 85 communities across the country. In addition, case studies were conducted of 65 young people. The 11 children attended public schools in the United States during the 1980's. The students' problems included truancy, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, behavioral problems, victimization by child abuse, deafness, and violence. Each child was labeled at risk and provided assistance from the school, but services were often scattered among different agencies and uncoordinated. Photographs
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Criminology; Educationally disadvantaged persons; School delinquency programs; School influences on crime; School maladjustment
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