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ERIC Number: ED492083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-28
Pages: 246
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5788-6440-2
Why Students Underachieve: What Educators and Parents Can Do About It
Melrose, Regalena
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book is a timely response to the research findings of the last decade. It focuses on the need to understand just how prevalent training is in the lives of our students, how it impacts the brain, subsequent learning, and behavior. This book also details what educators do not only to prevent further harm to our students, but also to intervene in ways that give them a promising future. Divided into four parts, this book: Discusses the current problem in education as it relates to trauma and children; Explains how trauma has a specific impact on the brain and nervous system, and how this impact is related to both learning and behavior problems commonly seen in schools; Presents interventions for students who have been traumatized; Details concrete tools that can be readily used in classrooms and school offices to promote success across academic and behavioral domains; and Suggests ways to prevent traumatization in the event of a crisis at school or in the community. A critique of current crisis intervention practices as well as an alternative approach is also presented. This book will be of interest to all educators. This book consists of the following twelve chapters: (1) Barriers to Learning; (2)Traumatized and Misunderstood; (3) Filling in the Gaps; (4) Trauma; (5) Trauma and the Brain; (6) "Resourcing" (A verb): What Schools Can Do to Intervene Effectively with Traumatized Students; (7) Tools for Tolerance; (8) Understanding and Intervening with Emotionally Disturbed Students; (9) Self-Regulation Therapy; (10) Crisis Intervention: A Critique; (11) First, Do No Harm: Psychophysiological First Aid; and (12) Final Words: Implications for the Future of Education.
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Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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