ERIC Number: ED346181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan Children At Risk Resource Manual.
Harris, Kenneth, Ed.; And Others
This color-coded manual is a guide for local Michigan school districts and schools to meet the needs of children at risk, listing programs from across the state and designated information contact persons within each district. A foreword notes that the manual was developed from a statewide survey of all school districts designed to identify successful programs and to assess local schools' needs. Section 1 contains general information regarding the dropout crisis, provides a summary of survey results, and describes characteristics of successful programs and approaches at the state level. Section 2, "Children-At-Risk Programs in Michigan," is a compendium of selected program in use in Michigan organized under the following thematic areas: (1) identification and attendance; (2) curriculum options; (3) vocational programs; (4) community outreach and involvement; (5) staff and program development; and (6) miscellaneous. Section 3, "Children At Risk Contact Persons," is a directory of contact people who have been designated by their districts to provide information regarding at-risk programs, as well as a list of contact people for the various at-risk youth efforts in the Michigan Department of Education. Section 4 is a listing of Michigan Department of Education dropout prevention strategies. Section 5 provides a 96-item bibliography of reference materials regarding the issue of at-risk youth. (JB)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Outreach Programs, Potential Dropouts, Program Development, School Districts, Staff Development, State Programs, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Detroit.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan