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ERIC Number: ED313464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Public Support for Successful Instructional Practices for At-Risk Students.
Hilliard, Asa G., III
It is possible for at-risk students to perform at demanding academic levels, and their achievement can be improved dramatically in a relatively short time. Effective ways to teach at-risk children have already been identified; no new research is needed. This report covers the following specific issues related to educating high-risk students. It describes and explains: (1) appropriate pedagogy; (2) the concept of at-risk; (2) the impotence of reform attempts; (3) problems with the use of effective-schools research results; (4) making success with at-risk students a reality; (5) teacher education and at-risk students; (6) the failure of educators to be guided by known success; (7) why well-intended public policy efforts fail; and (8) making public policy for success with at-risk students. The report also provides a list of the following examples of effective programs for at-risk students: (1) "Ball-Stick-Bird"; (2) Marcus Garvey School; (3) Project SEED; (4) Dunbar Elementary School; (5) Dynamic Assessment and Instrumental Enrichment; and (6) Adult Literacy. Two resources and 15 references are included. (JS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A