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ERIC Number: ED383647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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Continuous Learning: Balancing Educational Excellence and Cultural Diversity for At-Risk. A Developing, Generalizing, Working Model.
Demery, Marie
This proactive research and development model presents data of misfortune, reality, and hope for approximately 40 percent of American children labeled as "at-risk." The model was based on the premise that in spite of their past and an environment of failure, these children can learn successfully and continuously through the balancing of the "best" from universal education and cultural diversity. The model was designed to provide an explanation for behavior and to serve as a generalized research and design format for motivating and producing success in school and in life. An opening section describes the group labeled "at-risk" and the challenges they present. Components and guidelines for the model are then presented. They are: genuine care and concern for students; commitment to missions and goals; creative modification and design; continuous integration of cultural competence and developmental competence; one-to-one tutoring; promoting visual literacy; core and situational self-esteem; Kwanzaa/universal values; conflict resolution; DARE; teacher researcher/instructional designer extended time with students; discipline; assessment; parent involvement; use of support services; self-reflection; and continuous improvement. Each of these is described briefly. (Contains 115 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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