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ERIC Number: ED406120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 9
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Triple Jeopardy: Disabled, At-Risk, and Living in a Rural Community.
Ratcliff, Ellen
A learning module that focuses on problems of at-risk rural students with disabilities was developed for preservice special education teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The module focuses on (1) definitions of "at risk" on the federal and state level; (2) the characteristics associated with at-risk rural special education students, emphasizing child abuse and neglect, depression, suicide attempts, and school dropout; (3) problems associated with teaching these students, including sparse population, lack of transportation, and inadequate social services; (4) federal, state, and local agencies that provide assistance for these students and their families; (5) methods that develop positive parent-professional partnerships, including recognition of parents' strengths and needs and the establishment of communication lines between school and home; (6) academic intervention strategies such as direct instruction, cooperative learning, and peer tutoring; and (7) interdisciplinary intervention approaches utilizing the team efforts of professionals, parents, and rural community members. Over the past 3 years, 781 undergraduate and graduate students have participated in the at-risk module. Graduate students received a more extensive module than undergraduate students. Evaluation responses indicated that participants would use the content and materials, that more time should be provided for module presentation, and that more information concerning at-risk students is desired. Contains 25 references. (TD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana