ERIC Number: ED356304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Advanced Skills to At-Risk Students. Views from Research and Practice. Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Means, Barbara, Ed.; And Others
This book presents six instructional models for teaching at-risk students. Each chapter is followed by a commentary section by an educational expert. Chapter 1 contrasts compensatory education as it is today with the kind of curriculum and instruction that would emerge based on the principles espoused in later chapters. Chapter 2 describes an experimental arithmetic curriculum that draws the child's informal knowledge about numbers and mathematics concepts into the classroom and treats educationally disadvantaged children as mathematical reasoners. Chapter 3 presents Cognitively Guided Instruction, another elementary school mathematics program that increases students' mathematics reasoning by increasing teachers' understanding of the way children think about mathematics. Chapter 4 covers reciprocal teaching, an approach to fostering strategies of reading comprehension. Chapter 5 examines how to teach the advanced skills of writing using a model for engaging at-risk students in "epistemic" writing. Chapter 6 describes two programs aimed at instilling the comprehension and composition skills of critical literacy, arguing for a fundamental change in the school as a whole. Chapter 7 examines a cognitive apprenticeship for disadvantaged students, drawing on the experiences of two schools. Chapter 8 focuses on issues surrounding the implementation of these instructional models. Each chapter provides references. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Design, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Reading Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1310 ($26.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.