ERIC Number: ED366693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Possibilities for Practice: An Education of Value for At Risk Students.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Public schools in Manitoba (Canada) are encountering an increasing number of students who are considered to be educationally at risk. This paper addresses the provision of effective services relating to at-risk youth and the prevention of early school dropouts. The paper's first section covers the circumstances and conditions associated with early school dropouts including those conditions found in the academic, school/social, home/school, and personal/social atmospheres. The second section examines a number of personal, social, and academic factors that lead to educational disadvantages as well as school-related practices that researchers have identified as having a high correlation with students who fail to complete their schooling with an adequate level of skills. The third section examines the issue of early school dropouts and reviews the key criteria related to assessing the extent of the problem, the characteristics of early school dropouts, and the factors contributing to their decision to leave school. The paper's fourth section outlines a range of possibilities for meeting the needs and addressing the problems of at risk youth. (Contains 79 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Criteria, Curriculum Enrichment, Dropouts, Early Intervention, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Instructional Improvement, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Poverty, Predictor Variables, Reentry Students, Staff Development, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.