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ERIC Number: ED342835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Partners for Valued Youth: Dropout Prevention Strategies for At-Risk Language Minority Students. A Handbook for Teachers and Planners.
Robledo, Maria del Refugio
This handbook provides information about an innovative model, Partners for Valued Youth (PVY), that encourages "at-risk" students to stay in school and to set broader goals for themselves through a cross-age tutoring experience in which at-risk middle school students tutor younger, elementary school students. After a preface, the following sections describe the PVY: (1) a discussion of the educational approaches that are the foundation for the PVY; (2) a description of the social and educational conditions that spurred the development of the PVY; (3) a short overview of the project; (4) an overview of major features of the program, including critical elements of an effective program, philosophical base, instructional strategy, and a support structure; (5) an overview of a framework for implementing the PVY; (6) a discussion of a planning tool and steps to be followed; (7) an overview of expected results; and (8) a discussion of conclusions. Also included are a list of contacts and materials available; a bibliography of 116 items; 5 worksheets for PVY planning; and appendices containing a description of how to use the curriculum framework, sample lesson plans for tutor classes, sample in-service training materials, and sample documentation/observation forms. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.; Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.