ERIC Number: ED349661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
A Resource Guide for Working with Youth At Risk. Volume II. Proceedings of the Southeastern Conference on Youth At Risk (2nd, Savannah, Georgia, February 14-16, 1991).
Morris, Robert C., Ed.; Schultz, Nelda, Ed.
Summaries of 73 conference presentations dealing with youth at risk are divided into 6 sections, as was the conference. Section 1 "Understanding Students at Risk," identifies a variety of human services and insights along with suggested procedures for prediction and identification of youth at risk. Section 2, "Preventing and Reducing Incidents of Students at Risk," describes some of the challenges to schools, the business community, and city and community agencies. Section 3, "Parent and Community Involvement," discusses ways each of us can become involved in workable and usable techniques. Section 4, "Reforming and Changing Delivery Systems," addresses some of the strategies and techniques that teachers can use for dropout prevention. Section 5, "Strategies and Programs for Involving At-Risk Youth," places particular emphasis on building self-esteem and motivation, and suggests teaching strategies that can play a key role in the success rate of the at-risk student. Section 6, "Changing the System," offers suggestions of possible interventions. The appendices contain a complete listing of all presentations made at the conference and the names and addresses of the authors. (MLF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Student Needs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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