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Title: Schools and Students at Risk: Context and Framework for Positive Change
Editor(s): R J Rossi
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 320
Sponsoring Agency: Teachers College Press
New York, NY 10027
US Dept of Education
Washington, DC 20208
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8077-3325-3
Sale Source: Teachers College Press
Teachers College
Columbia University
1234 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 13 papers examine efforts aimed at students at risk of school failure, with emphasis on the educational, social, cultural, and psychological situations that make some students likely to drop out of school and on effective policies and programs to address the needs of these students.
Abstract: The initial papers consider the range of factors that put children and youth at risk of educational failure and review educational responses to the problems of at-risk youth. The second section describes the dangers for students of a system that fails to recognize and appreciate their distinctive abilities to learn. It includes chapters that focus specifically on the cultural conflicts and historical experiences of American Indian, Hispanic, and African- American children and youth in schools. The last two sections focus on reform efforts at the school, district, and State levels and offer new models and analyses based on the most current information about the role of schools and how they may best serve students at risk. Figure, tables, chapter reference lists, and index (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Children at risk; School delinquency programs; School dropouts; School influences on crime
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