ERIC Number: ED333187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Working Together To Support At-Risk Youth.
Cunningham, Donna; And Others
This manual was developed to provide training for professional and paraprofessional staff to support at-risk youth. The manual is organized in 14 sections that include the following topics: educational, cultural, and/or social problems; the identification process; the referral process; counseling strategies and techniques; alternative instructional strategies; adaptation or modification of materials; mentors and peer tutors; community-based and school-based support services; parent support groups; involvement in school activities; study skills; positive self-concept development; motivation; and classroom management. The final section lists 61 references. Each of the 14 content sections includes lecture notes, information sheets, and suggested activities. A collection of transparency masters at the front of the manual is keyed to each section. Appendixes provide interview forms for student vocational assessment; parent vocational assessment; teacher vocational assessment; a vocational behavior checklist for preliminary screening for placement; descriptions of vocational assessment instruments including publisher information; a profile summary form for special needs students; a comprehensive analysis of a vocational training program; a checklist of vocational support services for disadvantaged students; and a list of sources of bilingual and non-English vocational materials for various vocational areas. (KC)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, High Risk Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Potential Dropouts, Program Implementation, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods, Transparencies, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton.