ERIC Number: ED346212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Learning Styles of At-Risk Youth: A Schoolwide Study Skills Program. Practitioner's Guide Series Number Six.
Smith, Gayle; Smith, Don
This practitioner's guide is designed to provide an overview of a schoolwide study skills program that accommodates individual student learning styles of at-risk students who may be potential dropouts at the secondary education level. The schoolwide skills model described here is appropriate for all grade levels especially secondary levels as it is practical and easy to implement. Section I, an introduction, offers an overview of the project, and a description of learning styles, current programs, study skills, and development of the program. Section II, "The Schoolwide Study Skills Model," lists the components to the model. Section III, "Study Skills Teaching Methods," discusses each of the program teaching methods and provides some classroom examples in various content areas. The skills covered include the following: (1) organization/time management; (2) note-taking; (3) memory skills; (4) test-taking; (5) reading in content areas; (6) vocabulary development; (7) listening; and (8) achieving metacognition. Section IV describes implementing the schoolwide program including setting the stage, training, and use of resources. A conclusion reviews the benefits of such a program. Included are 8 figures, a glossary of 14 terms, 22 references, and a compliance statement. (JB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Content Area Reading, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Notetaking, Potential Dropouts, Program Implementation, Secondary School Students, Study Habits, Study Skills, Test Wiseness
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Commerce, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Texas Dropout Information Clearinghouse.