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ERIC Number: ED443809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 40
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Curriculum for At-Risk Students.
Morris, Robert C.
This paper discusses the importance of helping at-risk students avoid dropping out of school by providing an appropriate curriculum for them. If school systems are to achieve greater educational success with at-risk students, they must move beyond traditional approaches. They can do this by: identifying and helping students who demonstrate little or no interest in achieving in school; working with students who are truant; and helping students who tend to leave school before graduation. School districts must provide programs that better meet the needs of at-risk students and programs that better handle negative factors affecting students' school attendance and achievement. This paper defines classic dropouts (e.g., students who are minority group members from families that do not prioritize education, have academic difficulties, and are frustrated or bored in school). The paper also: describes how to establish a system-wide plan; examines the importance of school reform (focusing on state curriculum guidelines and reform activities); and discusses how to make school reform work. It concludes by discussing lasting curriculum reform, which should involve a change of attitude combined with understanding. (Contains 24 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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