ERIC Number: ED389779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Qualitative Study of Resilient At-Risk Students. Review of Literature.
McMillan, James H.; And Others
This review of literature organizes and categorizes recent research on at-risk students, concentrating on resilient at-risk students. Programs that have been effective in promoting the success of at-risk students are reviewed, and a file of resources on at-risk students has been compiled. The 61 resources located in this study are organized in the following ways: (1) summary of the literature; (2) summary of characteristics of at-risk students; (3) summary and analysis of effective programs; (4) summary and analysis of research on resilient students; (5) index of literature by grade level and resource type; (6) an annotated bibliography of 61 resources; and (7) a file of resources that contains copies of manuscripts local school divisions can use. Research shows that effective programs that help at-risk students are characterized by early intervention, a positive school climate, a central role for the teacher, small class size, and parent involvement. Other important components are self-esteem and support building, guidance and mental health counseling, social and life skills education, perhaps coupled with vocational education, and peer involvement. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Counseling, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Intervention, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Qualitative Research, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role, Urban Schools, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, Richmond, VA.