ERIC Number: ED370022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Student Activities for Students at Risk.
Kleese, Edward J.; D'Onofrio, Jan A.
This booklet focuses on the roles of student activities and student activity advisers within the school. It opens with definitions and characteristics of at-risk students and details some program guidelines for these students. Trying to make at-risk students feel connected to the world of work or the world of school is the book's central theme. In addition, there is an attempt to analyze the school setting and to offer information on how schools contribute to the at-risk label. Educators, they claim, need to identify their particular dropout population characteristics and think positively about outcomes--by valuing and connecting their students to the school, they may lessen dropout rates. Student activities are described as one way for students to become involved with their school and thus become more successful. Activity advisers are portrayed here as essential in keeping students involved. The booklet closes with a number of tips for involving at-risk students. Student activities must strive for success with students at risk and in doing so, students may develop their potential. (RJM)
Descriptors: Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, High Risk Students, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Division of Student Activities, 1904 Association Dr., Reston VA 22091-1537.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA. Div. of Student Activities.