ERIC Number: ED319875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Educating At-Risk Youth: Practical Tips for Teachers.
This guide offers practical suggestions from over 100 teachers on how to improve the classroom environment for at-risk students without additional training or materials. All contributors were interviewed and observed in the classroom. Underlying these suggestions are the assumptions that there must be visible administrative support for the efforts of the teacher and that teachers themselves should be the most qualified to teach youths who need special assistance. Sections of the guide cover the following areas: (1) curriculum, emphasizing the importance of relevance to the students' needs; (2) methodology, emphasizing individual instruction, active learning, and role modeling; (3) counseling and advocacy, emphasizing student-teacher relationships; (4) community partnerships, emphasizing connecting the classroom to the real world; and (5) transitions, emphasizing career preparation and living in a multicultural society. Each area lists "essential ingredients," the basic motivational components related to the area of concern, and recommendations from practitioners, related in their own words. Brief personal narratives illustrate the attitudes of at-risk students towards school. (FMW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Education and Work Program.