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ERIC Number: ED384954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
At-Risk Programs for Middle School and High School: Essential Components and Recommendations for Administrators and Teachers.
Bateman, Susan; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
This paper provides an extensive literature review concerning at-risk students and their needs, identifies the essential components necessary for effective at-risk programming, and describes successful at-risk programs and recommendations for administrators and teachers at the middle- and high-school levels. The literature review presents research findings on parenting styles, students' perceptions of change, school attendance, grade retention, and evaluation of programs for at-risk learners. Essential components of programs for at-risk students include a recognition of the importance of school climate, a comprehensive and balanced curriculum, an effective and caring staff, energetic and experienced teachers trained in various counseling skills, using a preventative and remedial approach to enhance the at-risk students' self-esteem, and an inclusive decision-making process. Appendices contain samples of various at-risk programs' objectives, activities, and curricula. (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A