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Kennedy, Brianna L.; Soutullo, Olivia – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2018
The increased use of exclusionary discipline over the past four decades has included educators sending students to involuntary disciplinary schools. Reasons for sending students often include infractions that are subjectively defined by educators and nonviolent in nature, suggesting that educators' beliefs about students and their behaviors play…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Discipline, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Hartwig, Elizabeth Kjellstrand – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The XY-Zone program is a leadership and peer support program that guides adolescent males as they journey into manhood. This mixed methods study examined the influence of the XY-Zone program on developmental assets and academic markers of males in grades nine through 12 who were identified as youth at risk of dropping out of school. Results…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Peer Influence, Adolescents, Males
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Sun, Jerry Chih-Yuan; Oh, Youn Joo; Seli, Helena; Jung, Matthew – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the motivational characteristics and learning behaviors affecting at-risk college students. To explore how motivation and learning behaviors are related to academic achievement, the relationships between (a) self-efficacy; (b) learning and study strategy indicators; and (c) academic outcomes were assessed.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, College Freshmen, Prediction
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McDaniel, Sara C.; Kim, Sunyoung; Guyotte, Kelly W. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2017
Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for preventing and treating challenging behavior in schools and improving overall school climate. The efficacy of this positive, proactive framework has been well established across varying school settings, yet little is known about schoolwide PBIS implementation…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Stakeholders, Models, Educational Environment
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Collins, James C.; Ryan, Joseph B. – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2016
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to prevent and remediate challenging student behaviors, while concurrently improving academic outcomes. While the implementation of PBIS is a schoolwide process which involves multiple intensive trainings for all instructional and support staff,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Hickman, Gregory P.; Wright, Deiedre – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2011
Using official school data, this study examined a sample of 447 at-risk students enrolled over a 10-year period in a youth-based mentoring program. The primary objective of the program was to ensure high school graduation. Participants were identified by indices of academic and school behaviors that rendered them less likely to graduate from high…
Descriptors: High Schools, Mentors, Grade Point Average, Grade Repetition
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Stewart, Cedric B.; Robles-Pina, Rebecca – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2008
Because violence in public schools is seen by many as a growing problem, several studies have been conducted to look at the impact of nonfatal teacher victimization. However, a large number of these studies have focused exclusively on students as victims and failed to investigate the impact that school-related crime has on school personnel. The…
Descriptors: Violence, Urban Areas, Rural Areas, School Personnel
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Vannest, Kimberly J.; Parker, Richard I.; Park, Hija; Fowler, Laura T. Sanchez; Devore, Heidi; Mohan, Sarita; Bullous, Sallie – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2008
Mentoring is frequently discussed as a viable approach for improving the educational and social outcomes of students at risk for learning or behavioral problems. However, little data-based evidence beyond case study has been presented regarding the effectiveness of mentoring for students at risk. Here, 16 students with emotional/behavioral…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mentors, Student Behavior, Day Schools
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Ryan, Joseph B.; Peterson, Reece; Tetreault, George; Hagen, Emily Vander – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2007
The purpose of this pilot study was to review the effects of professional staff training in crisis management and de-escalation techniques on the use of seclusion timeout and restraint procedures with at-risk students in a K-12 special day school. An exploratory pre-post study was conducted over a two-year period, comparing the use of these…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Day Schools, At Risk Students, Crisis Management
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Stalvey, Sheryl; Brasell, Heather – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2006
This pilot study investigated the effects of allowing sixth-grade students in a rural south Georgia school to use stress balls during direct instruction and independent practice. Data from learning style inventories, surveys, journals, teacher observations, and formal assessments were collected for 29 sixth-grade students in a language arts class.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes, Writing Ability, Teaching Methods
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Lokon, Elizabeth – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2003
Followed 9th grade teachers and their students as they began a teaming initiative to address urban educational challenges. Results showed that teaming meant the development of an ethos of collaboration manifested in everyday interactions among team members. This enhanced teachers' ability to transform their world of work, though their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Grade 9
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Harris, Sandy; Isernhagen, Jody – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2003
Explored where bullying occurred, what kind of bullying happened, how often bullying occurred, and whom students confided in when bullying occurred at school. Surveys of rural 9th and 10th graders indicated that bullying was a very real part of their daily lives. Nearly 75 percent reported some type of bullying at school, and many observed…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 10, Grade 9, Rural Schools
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Compton, Scott; Delaney-Black, Virginia; Covington, Chandice; Templin, Thomas; Ager, Joel; Martier, Susan; Sokol, Robert – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2001
Investigated relationships between teacher suspicion of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and teacher ratings on common behavior measures used to identify ADHD. Data on urban African American first graders came from teacher ratings, parent ratings, and a child behavior checklist. Results found that teacher suspicion of ADHD related…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Black Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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White, Richard; Marr, Mary Beth; Ellis, Edward; Audette, Bob; Algozzine, Bob – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2001
Investigated the effectiveness of a school-wide discipline model designed to improve classroom behavior while reducing the extent to which all students, especially those with emotional and behavioral problems, were involved in disciplinary actions. Treatment fidelity data provided support for the integrity of teachers' use of the program. Numbers…
Descriptors: Discipline, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Faculty Development
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McKerrow, Kelly – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2001
Examined differences in students', parents', teachers', and administrators' perceptions of harassment in the schools and of teacher and administrator support. Results highlighted statistically significant differences among groups regarding frequency and intensity of harassment and levels of support. Gender differences were only evident among…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Antisocial Behavior, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes
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