ERIC Number: ED311336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Nonachieving Students at Risk: School, Family, and Community Intervention.
Sartain, Harry W.
The problems of at-risk students are discussed in this document. The first chapter defines nine categories of students at risk: limited background attainments; personal development difficulties; physical deprivation; disease and illness; neglect or abuse; emotional handicaps; nonscholarly tendencies; substance addiction; and antisocial tendencies. The second chapter describes factors leading to at-risk students' problems, including personal/psychological factors; family environment factors; community environment factors; and school environment factors. Actions to take with students at-risk are discussed in the third chapter. Suggestions are provided for activities or programs in the areas of identification; referral to specialists; caring and mentoring; providing individual success through adapted instruction; cooperative learning; recognizing and rewarding progress; and strong programs on substance dependency. Parent involvement in preventing and promoting student problems is discussed in the fourth chapter. Finally long-term prevention planning in the areas of early childhood programs, humanizing schools to meet individual needs, and character and cultural development is discussed. The bibliography includes 264 references. (ABL)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, High Risk Students, Intervention, Low Achievement, Potential Dropouts, Prevention, School Community Relationship, School Role
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 3074-5, $7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.