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ERIC Number: EJ867934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
From Punishment to Responsibility
Fuller, Bonnie
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v18 n3 p21-23 2009
Working at an alternative school requires the ability to balance a plethora of complicated issues. The primary focus is how to give high-risk students, who have spent years developing a suspicion for education and educators, a chance to be successful in life. The second focus, and just as important, is creating a group of educators who have the ability to respond to what a student needs rather than react to the student's problems. The training provided in Response Ability Pathways (RAP) can be applied to both student and staff issues at Boxelder Job Corps. The ultimate goal is for a graduate of Boxelder Job Corps to have the skills to become happy and successful in life. To reach this goal a student must attain the skills found in the four building blocks of the Circle of Courage: (1) belonging; (2) mastery; (3) independence; and (4) generosity. When staff incorporate the Response Ability Pathways approach at the Boxelder Job Corps Center, successful students are the result. The goal is to create a student who will overcome the obstacles that life has presented them and attain the skills to be happy in life. Focusing on belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity keeps the eye on the prize.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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