ERIC Number: ED365467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Early School Failure: Research, Policy, and Practice.
Slavin, Robert E., Ed.; And Others
Noting the growing consensus among researchers and policy makers that prevention of learning problems makes much more sense than remediation, this book reviews research into the effects of various early childhood interventions on the academic performance of young children, particularly those who are at risk for reading failure. The reviews presented use a review method called best-evidence synthesis, a technique combining meta-analytic and traditional narrative elements. The book's nine chapters are: (1) "Preventing Early School Failure: The Challenge and the Opportunity" (Robert E. Slavin); (2) "Off to a Good Start: Effects of Birth to Three Interventions on Early School Success" (Barbara A. Wasik and Nancy L. Karweit); (3) "Can Preschool Alone Prevent Early Learning Failure?" (Nancy L. Karweit); (4) "Issues in Kindergarten Organization and Curriculum" (Nancy L. Karweit); (5) "Extra-Year Kindergarten Programs and Transitional First Grades" (Nancy L. Karweit and Barbara A. Wasik); (6) "School and Classroom Organization in Beginning Reading: Class Size, Aides, and Instructional Grouping" (Robert E. Slavin); (7) "Preventing Early Reading Failure with One-to-One Tutoring: A Review of Five Programs" (Barbara A. Wasik and Robert E. Slavin); (8) "Success for All: A Comprehensive Approach to Prevention and Early Intervention" (Robert E. Slavin and others); and (9) "Preventing Early School Failure: Implications for Policy and Practice" (Robert E. Slavin). References are included with each chapter. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Educational Research, High Risk Students, Learning Problems, Prevention, Reading Failure, Reading Research
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Early Prevention of School Failure
Note: Special printing for the California Alliance for Elementary Education, July 1993.