ERIC Number: ED308573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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An Analysis of an Academic and Support Group Program for At-Risk Secondary Schools.
Diem, Richard A.; And Others
This paper analyzes the development of an Academic and Support Group Model in a large Southwestern school district. The program was implemented in order to profile at-risk adolescents by combining teacher inservice training and curriculum development. Based on certain acceptance criteria, 50 students from each of the district's five senior high schools were selected for participation in this project. Surveys were administered to determine student perceptions and self-reports of school problems and needs, parental relationships and support, and personal views. Results indicate that at-risk student needs and problems would make positive school performance difficult. Ordinary school intervention, such as tutoring and counseling, cannot adequately address these problems. The project also provided data showing parental cooperation is necessary if any at-risk program is to be effective. (13 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
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