ERIC Number: ED387465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Teaching Children Affected by Substance Abuse.
Grollman, Sharon; Brady, Joanne P.
This guide presents and describes six effective teaching strategies for use with children affected by substance abuse before birth. This introduction provides information on the scope of the problem and the educational implications. It is noted that even without intervention when the child is still very young, teachers can improve the educational prospects for children at risk. Educators have identified practices that help them to succeed in regular education settings. The six practices are: (1) creating a nurturing classroom environment; (2) encouraging cooperative learning; (3) facilitating transitions and minimizing distractions; (4) helping students manage their behavior; (5) assessing for educational progress; and (6) building home-school connections. Follow-up activities, found at the end of each section in the guide, indicate how to translate the key ideas into practice. The companion video illustrates many of these practices in actual classrooms. An annotated list of resources is included. (Contains 32 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Note: This publication is accompanied by a video that illustrates many of the teaching practices in actual classrooms.