ERIC Number: ED430179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Proven Strategies for Improving Learning & Achievement.
The purpose of this book is to give student support personnel tools that: (1) will be recognized by educators as directly related to enhancing academic performance; (2) can be used with confidence that they will have the desired impact on achievement; and (3) are culturally sensitive. Chapters contain detailed presentation of the technology as well as discussion of the technique and its uses. Topics are: (1) "Student Support Personnel, Academic Performance, and Strategic Interventions"; (2) "Improving the Achievement of Racial and Cultural Minorities Using Advocacy, Consultation, and Collaboration"; (3) "Improving Academic Achievement through Cooperative Learning"; (4) "Developing a Positive School Climate: Influencing Student Perceptions and Heightening Teacher Awareness"; (5)"A Study Skills Program;" (6) Improving Test-Taking Skills"; (7) "Time Management: An Essential Habit for Students"; (8) "Behavioral Contracting and Encouragement"; (9) "Techniques for Establishing an Environment That Encourages Academic Success"; (10) "Using Peers and Adult Volunteers as Tutors"; (11) "Achievement Motivation Groups"; (12) "Establishing Homework Support Programs"; (13) "Parenting for Academic Achievement: Promoting Resiliency and Academic Skills"; (14) "Resisting Peer Pressure to Underachieve: A Refusal Skills Group"; (15) "Helping High-Potential Underachieving Students Set Career and Educational Goals Using the Internet"; (16) "Summing Up: Principles and Practices." Appendix I includes information about ERIC and the Internet. Handouts, overheads, and figures are indexed for easy reference. (EMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Motivation Techniques
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171; Tel: 336-334-4114; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.uncg.edu/edu/ericcass ($26.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.