ERIC Number: ED369849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
At-Risk Students: Portraits, Policies, Programs, and Practices.
Donmoyer, Robert, Ed.; Kos, Raylene, Ed.
This book presents papers that address research methods, policies, and programs that can accommodate the considerable student diversity commonly found among at-risk students as well as portraits of particular at-risk students. The following papers and their authors are included: "At-Risk Students: Insights from/about Research" (Robert Donmoyer, Raylene Kos); "The Purpose of Portraits: Rethinking the Form and Function of Research on At-Risk Students" (Robert Donmoyer); " Nobody Knows My Life But Me!' The Story of Ben, A Reading Disabled Adolescent" (Raylene Kos); "Ways of Being At Risk: The Case of Billy Charles Barnett" (Thomas Barone); "Ellen, A Deferring Learner" (Karin L. Dahl); "Andy and Libby: At Risk or Undervalued?" (Karen L. Ford); "Karen: An Interaction of Gender Role and Reading Disability" (Raylene Kos); "'Something to Keep the Relationship Holding': Victoria, A Pregnant Adolescent" (Kathryn Herr); "Andrew: The Story of a Gifted At-Risk Student" (June Yennie-Donmoyer); "Alston and Everetta: Too Risky for School?" (James T. Sears); "Paul: Differentiating Disorder and Intervention" (John J. Gleason); "Structuring for Idiosyncracy: Rethinking Policies, Programs, and Practices for At-Risk Students" (Robert Donmoyer); "Placing Children At Risk: Schools Respond to Reading Problems" (Richard L. Allington, Anne McGill-Franzen); "Teacher, Why Am I Failing? I Know the Answers': The Effects of Developmentally Inappropriate Assessment" (Pamela D. Fleege, Rosalind Charlesworth); "'A Different Kind of Responsibility': Social and Academic Engagement of General-Track High School Students" (Sandra B. Damico, Jeffrey Roth); "Direction with Discretion: Reading Recovery as an Example of Balancing Top-Down and Bottom-Up Decision Making" (Patricia L. Scharer, Nancy C. Zajano); "In the Shadow of the Excellence Reports: School Restructuring for At-Risk Students" (Andrew Gitlin, et. al.); "Emergent Spanish Literacy in a Whole Language Bilingual Classroom" (Irene Alicia Serna, Sarah Hudelson); "'It's Not a Perfect World': Defining Success and Failure at Central Park East Secondary School" (Mark A. Faust); "Creating a Culture of Writers with At-Risk Students" (June Yennie-Donmoyer, Robert Donmoyer); "A Teacher Reflects on His Urban Classroom" (Art Isennagle); and "A Policy Perspective: Overcoming Gridlock Beyond Schools" (Brad Mitchell). Contains an index and over 400 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Reading Difficulties, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Schools
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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