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Roellke, Christopher – 1996
One third of public U.S. high schools enroll fewer than 400 students. Small high schools are challenged to maintain a broad curriculum with diverse course offerings. However, this digest demonstrates that many small schools provide curricula and programs comparable in quality to those of larger schools. Research findings include: (1) core…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Research
Gerler, Edwin R., Jr. – 1991
This digest discusses the ways in which counselors in middle schools can help youngsters face the challenges of early adolescence and prepare them for life in high school. It focuses on: (1) understanding one's self; (2) family relationships; (3) peer pressure and drug abuse; (4) stressful lives; (5) sexual maturation; (6) academics; and (7)…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adolescents, Career Exploration, Counselor Role
Imel, Susan – 2003
The increase in the number of youth under age 18 enrolling in federally funded adult basic and literacy education programs is a trend that is putting increasing pressures on programs designed to serve an adult population. Documenting the extent of the trend is difficult due to the way in which federal statistics on age of program participants have…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adults, Basic Skills, Continuation Students
Roellke, Christopher – 2003
Educators are under increasing pressure from policymakers and the public to demonstrate that educational resources are used in appropriate ways. This demand, coupled with an environment of increased standards and shrinking budgets, is a major challenge to rural, small, and low-income schools. This digest reviews contemporary research on resource…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change
Hayden, Thomas C. – 1988
This digest examines the role of the school counselor in independent schools. It describes the counselor as an analyst who understands the pressures of college admissions, an advocate for the school's college-bound students, an advisor to parents, at times a classroom teacher, and an intermediary between schools and colleges. (NB)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Preparation, College School Cooperation
Maehr, Jane – 1991
This ERIC Digest briefly profiles the approach to emergent literacy used by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation; comments on the process of understanding the connections between drawing, writing, and reading; and offers guidelines for supporting children's writing. It is argued that the process of learning to write begins in infancy,…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Emergent Literacy, Guidelines, Kindergarten Children
O'Rourke, Kathleen, Ed. – 1990
This book of readings presents 33 articles that address topics of importance to counselors who serve middle school students. It was written for counselors already working in middle schools and for individuals who are preparing for careers as middle school counselors. The book will also benefit both elementary school counselors who help children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Career Exploration
McAndrews, Tobin – 2001
State legislatures and school boards are adopting a growing number of zero-tolerance polices toward weapons, guns, and violence. Zero-tolerance polices are rules intended to address specific school-safety issues. They have arisen in part as a response to the threat of the withdrawal of federal funds under the 1994 Gun-Free Schools Act, and…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Policy
McAndrews, Tobin – 2001
State legislatures and school boards are adopting a growing number of zero-tolerance polices toward weapons, guns, and violence. Zero-tolerance polices are rules intended to address specific school-safety issues. They have arisen in part as a response to the threat of the withdrawal of federal funds under the 1994 Gun-Free Schools Act, and…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion
Jones, Dionne J.; Watson, Betty Collier – 1990
Student attrition is a major problem for American colleges and universities because an increasing number of enrollees fit the demographic and socioeconomic profile of "high-risk" students, who consist in general of minorities, the academically disadvantaged, the disabled, and those of low socioeconomic status. Declining enrollments leave…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Academic Persistence, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Research
Yamasaki, Erika – 1998
This digest reviews the role of community colleges in delivering remedial education. With demand for remediation increasing, community colleges are under pressure to provide, with very limited financial resources, the bulk of developmental courses for students. In finding effective solutions to this dilemma, policy makers should consider a broad…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy
Buescher, Thomas M.; Higham, Sharon – 1990
This digest offers guidelines to parents and educators helping gifted adolescents adjust to problems related to their giftedness. Challenges to adjustment are noted in the areas of: ownership (talented adolescents simultaneously "own" and yet question the validity of their abilities); dissonance (between their high standards and their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Emotional Adjustment, Expectation
Morse, Susan; Hammer, Patricia Cahape – 1998
This Digest discusses common stumbling blocks that prevent migrant students from attending and completing college and examines ways that colleges and universities can help migrant students succeed. The basic steps of completing high school with adequate college preparation, applying to college and being accepted, obtaining financial aid, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Attendance, College Bound Students
Walqui, Aida – 2000
This digest discusses the contextual factors that affect students' learning of a second language. These individual, social, and societal factors can be considered from the perspective of the language, the learner, and the learning process. These perspectives are discussed as they relate to learning any second language, with a particular focus on…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Context Effect, English (Second Language), Family Environment
Thiel, Kathleen K. – 1985
Besides having to cope with the usual pressures associated with the transition to adulthood, dropouts must deal with the stigma attached to the fact that they are school dropouts. Research reveals that, for a variety of socioeconomic and psychological reasons, dropouts are generally less able to plan, less willing to work hard, and less skilled in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Continuing Education
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