ERIC Number: ED312265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
School College Collaboration: Teaching At-Risk Youth. Conference Proceedings of the Council of Chief State School Oficers (Baltimore, Maryland, May 8-11, 1988).
Yount, Rebecca, Ed.; Magurn, Nancy, Ed.
Presenters at this conference on teaching at-risk youth focused on the following topics: (1) effective teaching approaches to reach different types of learners; (2) improving the school-as-workplace through collaboration among and support of teachers; (3) successful teaching practice for at-risk students; (4) the cultural orientation of black youth and its influence on their school achievement; and (5) a blueprint for action by higher education to promote the success of disadvantaged youth. Also presented were a teacher's first hand view of a culturally diverse urban high school; a research-based proposal, recognizing teaching as a deeply intellectual activity, for strengthening teacher induction programs; and the mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards--and how concern for at-risk youth is part of that mission. Closely-linked themes were reiterated throughout: the need to redesign and restructure the nineteenth century model of schooling now relied upon; and the need for real respect for cultural and ethnic diversity in the curriculum and social organization of schools. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College School Cooperation, Collegiality, Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Minority Groups, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Nancy Magurn, Council of Chief State School Officers, 400 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 379, Washington, DC 20001 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.