ERIC Number: ED340134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Restructuring Education for the At-Risk Youth.
Hardin, Dawn; Cage, Bob N.
Issues in restructuring education for meeting the needs of at-risk students are discussed in this paper. The six goals of restructuring are: (1) reduce the number of drop outs; (2) raise the level of achievement for all; (3) have business and education work together; (4) create schools which incorporate both social and educational services; (5) restructure the curriculum toward more realistic course offerings; and (6) improve teacher perceptions and attitudes toward at-risk students. Among the 11 recommendations for restructuring are: having every 4-year-old child enrolled in school for a full-day, enrollment of all 5-year olds in full-day kindergarten, teacher assistants for each first, second, and third grade teacher, etc. A model to address the problems of at-risk students is presented; it focuses on school administration/organization, teacher and student attitudes, and curriculum. A conclusion is that schools must adapt to the needs of students. (26 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November 13-15, 1991).