ERIC Number: ED397202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Rising to the Challenge: Emerging Strategies for Educating Youth at Risk. Urban Monograph Series.
Legters, Nettie; McDill, Edward L.
This monograph explores strategies and programs that use both traditional and emerging resources for educating at-risk students. In general, schools have responded to student diversity with various systems of sorting and selecting students into more homogeneous learning groups. Ability grouping and tracking exemplify this approach. Retention, or holding students back, and tracking have been typical responses to the challenge of educating low-achieving students. Special education and Chapter 1 pull-out programs have also been used to address student diversity. Current and emerging strategies begin with changes to the Chapter 1 program that allow more flexibility in the use of its federal funds. Early intervention programs and multicultural education are contemporary approaches that are finding favor. Changes in curriculum and instruction are proving beneficial for disadvantaged students, as are approaches such as providing mentors, role models, peer support, tutoring, and access to educational technology. Changes in assessment are aimed at student motivation, and a number of organizational strategies are being used to improve educational equality. Parent, community, and school partnerships provide hope for continued improvement in educating at-risk students. (Contains 70 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, High Risk Students, Low Achievement, Low Income, Mentors, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Track System (Education), Urban Schools, Urban Youth
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.