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Lehr, Camilla A.; Lange, Cheryl M. – Preventing School Failure, 2003
Drawing from a current study, this article identifies critical issues and challenges for alternative educators and administrators. It contains a list of questions that can be used to identify and address key issues in alternative settings in order to promote successful school experiences for students with and without disabilities. (Contains…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Arroyo, Alan A.; Rhoad, Randy; Drew, Priscilla – Preventing School Failure, 1999
Presents specific recommendations to prevent underachievement, including matching experienced teachers who have realistically high expectations with low-achievement students, reducing class size, establishing professional-development programs to assist teachers in learning effective ways to communicate with students and parents from diverse…
Descriptors: Class Size, Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Townsend, Jane S.; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1997
Principles of writing assessment with at-risk students are explained, including the importance of identifying the purposes of assessment, assessment in the classroom context, and inclusion of children's and parents' perspectives in assessment of the child's writing progress. (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, High Risk Students, Parent Participation
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Grant, Sharon H.; Van Acker, Richard; Guerra, Nancy; Duplechain, Rosalind; Coen, Mary – Preventing School Failure, 1998
Describes a successful school and classroom enhancement package specifically designed to prevent the development of serious antisocial behavior in children. Details the critical school-based processes related to the emergence of antisocial behavior that guide the intervention design and some preliminary positive outcome data on program…
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Curriculum Design
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Bruskewitz, Robert – Preventing School Failure, 1998
Describes a successful pilot teacher collaboration program that was designed to help regular education teachers, related service personnel, and staff to meet the needs of an increasing population of at-risk students who displayed significant learning or behavior problems but who did not qualify for special education services. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Inclusive Schools
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Mostert, Mark P. – Preventing School Failure, 1996
Interprofessional collaboration in the schools is discussed in terms of: major influences on collaboration (including social changes, legislation, and educational changes); practical aspects of teamwork; and parameters of collaboration in practice such as collaboration with students and their families, collaboration among school professionals, and…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Van Acker, Richard; Wehby, Joseph H. – Preventing School Failure, 2000
This introductory article discusses social contexts that help promote either student success or student failure. It explores the effects of family, peers, neighborhood and community, and school on student learning and achievement. The content of following articles is described. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Behavior Problems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – Preventing School Failure, 1998
Lists 20 basic instructional principles for increasing academic success of at-risk learners, including maintaining high expectations, administering praise, using learning technologies, teaching learning strategies, accommodating learning styles, teaching vocabulary directly, establishing an experiential base for learning, encouraging cooperative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Cooperative Learning, Educational Principles
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Wood, Mary M. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
Guidelines for preventing school failure include: (1) recognize early signs of potential failure; (2) build student motivation; (3) utilize students' developmental paths; (4) design focused and interesting curriculum activities; and (5) select motivating management and teaching strategies. (Contains references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students
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Stewart, Susan C.; And Others – Preventing School Failure, 1995
The purpose and evolution of educational assessment are considered. Alternatives to standardized assessment include performance assessment, authentic assessment, and portfolio assessment. Issues concerning outcomes of the assessment revolution include appropriate standards, associated changes in curricula and grading, and questions regarding…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Bradley, Dianne F. – Preventing School Failure, 1995
This article describes ClassWide Peer Tutoring (CWPT) as an option for heterogeneous instruction and discusses roles for teachers and students in CWPT programs. Achievement and attitude data for three classrooms of high-achievers, average students, and students with mild disabilities or high-risk factors are provided, documenting significant gains…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Cobb, Jeanne B. – Preventing School Failure, 1995
This article discusses different types of literacy software and provides an annotated list of recommended software packages. Guidelines for previewing and selecting software are given, and short reviews of 17 programs are included along with contact information for their publishers, suggested age and ability levels, and details of hardware…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Reviews
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Helge, Doris – Preventing School Failure, 1992
This paper describes the distinct strengths and weaknesses of special education in rural schools and discusses issues regarding rural education reform recommendations, such as inadequate resources, parental involvement, and use of rigidly interpreted performance standards. Preventive service delivery systems are recommended, and several policy…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Mulkerne, Suzanne M. – Preventing School Failure, 1992
This paper examines reform efforts needed to confront the realities that children at risk bring to public education. These at-risk children include children prenatally exposed to drugs, children with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome, homeless children, and children of abuse and neglect. Recommendations for…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Change Strategies, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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Yell, Mitchell L. – Preventing School Failure, 1995
This editorial introduces articles in this issue on the legal issues involved in educating students with disabilities and students at risk for school failure. It is intended to acquaint readers with the current requirements of special education law and recent developments in statutory and case law. (DB)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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