ERIC Number: ED315212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Dimensions of Being "At-Risk": Children and Youth in Rural Environments.
Bull, Kay Sather; Garrett, Marta
This bibliography of 185 books, journal articles, government and private agency reports, literature reviews, and conference papers was prepared for the "At-Risk" Task Force of the American Council on Rural Special Education. The general problem is one of children and youth who are placed, by the actions of self or others, in situations where they are likely to be physically, psychologically, or emotionally damaged or where they will not thrive. The purpose of the task force was to study this problem and to make policy recommendations related to dealing with aspects of the problem in rural areas. The bibliography is presented in outline form, the major sections being: (1) at-risk (general and rural references); (2) commission (psychological maltreatment, child abuse, induced academic failure, extreme pressure for conformity, learned helplessness, discrimination, migratory existence, and victims of crimes); (3) omission (child neglect, lack of parental or cultural support for education, lack of appropriate education, and nutritional deficiencies); (4) developing conditions (changes in domestic environment, diseases, psychological problems, and socially withdrawn); (5) induced problems (adolescent sexuality and pregnancy, substance abuse, eating disorders, delinquency, gambling, self-destructive behavior, stress, and aggression); and (6) preexisting conditions (family or minority group conditions, prenatal maternal actions, learning disabilities, congenital defects, birth trauma, and educationally disadvantaged). (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Education and the Changing Rural Community: Anticipating the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 1989 ACRES/NRSSC Symposium. See RC 017 257.