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ERIC Number: ED389779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, Richmond, VA.