ERIC Number: ED330925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Helping Children Succeed: A Handbook of Programs, Schools and Resources that Are Making a Difference.
Maine Aspirations Compact, Augusta.; Maine Univ., Orono.
In its first publication, "Helping Children Succeed," the Maine Aspirations Compact recommended strategies to help students raise their personal expectations, improve their academic performance, and expand their educational, career, and personal choices. This companion document presents a collection of successful efforts that are intended to guide students, parents, educators, and community leaders in examining the aspirations and educational needs of youth, and to help develop programs which respond to those needs. The handbook is organized into five sections. Section 1, User's Guide, includes the table of contents and a reference matrix which portrays the connections between the programs, schools, and resources profiled in the handbook, and lists five components of a model for achieving higher aspirations. Section 2, Program Profiles, includes information on 27 programs, primarily operating in Maine, many of which have the potential to be adapted in other communities. Section 3, School Profiles, examines six Maine schools that have developed effective learning environments for their students. The common thread among all these schools is their commitment to educational success for students. Section 4, Resource Profiles, provides information about eight resources in Maine that can be helpful for program planning and implementation. Section 5, MAC/UM Project, describes the activities of the Maine Aspirations Compact (MAC) and the University of Maine (UM) Aspirations Project. (LLL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Community Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, High Risk Students, School Community Relationship, Student Development, Student Improvement
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.; Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Maine Aspirations Compact, Augusta.; Maine Univ., Orono.
Note: Funding also received from the Betterment Fund and Maine Development Foundation.