ERIC Number: ED321205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Successful Schooling for Economically Disadvantaged At-Risk Youth.
Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
This guide discusses the educational requirements of economically disadvantaged at-risk students as reflected in the research literature and provides specific recommendations on how schools can be more effective in addressing their needs. Eight major research findings concerning low income students at risk of dropping out of school are discussed. Following the presentation of each major finding is a set of specific recommendations designed to help educators tailor local programmatic responses. They are offered not as comprehensive answers, but rather as guideposts to provide direction to the local program development process. These recommendations were derived from a comprehensive review of the research literature, and are supplemented by the experience of educational consultants whose expertise includes the development and evaluation of programs for students who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged or limited English proficient. Specific topics covered include: (1) expectations and success; (2) organizational operations; (3) curriculum and instruction; (4) sense of belonging; (5) socioemotional, health, and nutritional needs; (6) economic needs; (7) parental involvement; and (8) preschool education. (ABL)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Minority Groups, Special Needs Students
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1710 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Texas Dropout Information Clearinghouse.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.