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Miller, Teresa Northern; Leslie-Toogood, Adrienne; Kaff, Marilyn – Principal Leadership, 2005
Adolescents today face increasing challenges, while the support systems that should help them meet and surmount those challenges are rapidly disappearing. Yearly statistics on teen substance abuse, depression, suicide, and violent crime continue to escalate. Teens with low attachments to school are most vulnerable because they are less likely to…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Roehlkepartain, Jolene L.; Leffert, Nancy – 2000
Providing children developmental assets such as family support, a caring neighborhood, positive values, and social skills will help them grow up healthy, well-adjusted, and strong. This leader's guide provides instructions for five workshops that introduce the concept of children's assets and address how to build assets in infants, toddlers,…
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing
Jucovy, Linda – 2001
This manual for trainers of new mentors offers activities for 2 workshops that together add up to between 5-6 hours of training. The activities are intended for preservice training and designed to help participants: understand their role as mentors; develop necessary skills and attitudes; understand the concept of positive youth development; learn…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Communication Skills
Benson, Peter L.; Galbraith, Judy; Espeland, Pamela – 1998
Children and adolescents who succeed have specific assets in their lives--developmental assets, such as family support and self-esteem. The more assets young people have, the less likely they are to lose their way and get into trouble. Based on nationwide studies of children in grades 6 through 12, this book spells out 40 assets that help children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Child Rearing
Lazdowski, Walter P. – 1986
In an effort to reduce attrition and save valuable educational assets, the Developmental Education Department at El Paso Community College developed two new 3-hour courses, which students can enroll in and complete at any time during the year. The two courses, College Prep Reading Development and College Prep Study Skills Development, were…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, High Risk Students, Individualized Instruction
Jenkins, Bess G. – 1991
In response to a legislative requirement, Redlands Community College (RCC) initiated a requirement in 1991 for students to take the Assessment of Skills for Successful Entry and Transfer (ASSET) test. The only exemptions were for those students enrolling in fewer than 6 hours of classes and not taking either English Composition or a college-level…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Testing, High Risk Students
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. – 1987
This course content guide was developed in accordance with the Standards for Accreditation of Public Schools adopted by the Arkansas State Board of Education. The guide is offered as a framework upon which a curriculum can be built. Within the subject area and at each grade level, the content guide identifies skills at three instructional levels:…
Descriptors: Business Skills, Course Content, Entrepreneurship, Grade 11
Miller, Jacqueline A.; And Others – 1982
Intended for use in planning appropriate career services for handicapped students, this handbook for local education, rehabilitation, and related agencies provides an outline of the types of services and programming that may be needed. An introduction discusses interagency collaboration for career development services for handicapped students and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Career Development, Career Education, Delivery Systems