At-Risk Youth: Theory, Practice, Reform (Garland Reference Library of Social Science #1021: Source books on Educations #49 / Edition 1

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Fifteen contributions address the theory, practice, and reform of working with youth who are at-risk in our schools. The text begins with an overview, followed by sections which cover the social, political, and health aspects of at-risk youth; theories on at-risk youth; students and mothers speaking out in their own voices; cultures and ethnic groups that are often ignored; and needed and necessary changes. The authors suggests that schools need to become seamless organizations where educators and human service persons work side by side, and that schools need to learn to compensate for deficiencies created by families. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815319801
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: Source Books on Education Series, #49
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
Ch. 1 At-Risk Youth: The State of the Art 3
Ch. 2 The Politics of At-Risk Youth 41
Ch. 3 The Real World: Teenage High School Leavers Speak Out About Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Life Problems 65
Ch. 4 Home and School Correlates of Early At-Risk Status: A Transactional Perspective 97
Ch. 5 New Learning and Agency in the At-Promise Student 119
Ch. 6 Effects of Alternative Educational Programming on Intrinsic Motivation Among Ethnic Minority Adolescents 143
Ch. 7 The Neglected Factor: Television and At-Risk Youth 163
Ch. 8 An African-American Female and School 191
Ch. 9 African-American Mothers' Roles in Their Children's Education 203
Ch. 10 Chestnut Ridge Learning Center: A Theory Put into Practice 227
Ch. 11 Appalachian Culture and Schooling 243
Ch. 12 The Tribally Controlled Community College: New Directions in Native American Education 267
Ch. 13 Early Intervention Prevents At-Risk Students 289
Ch. 14 Grading and Assessment Practices That Place Students At Risk 301
Ch. 15 Epilogue: A Call to Higher Education to Keep Pace with Reaching At-Risk Students 313
Contributors 319
Index 323
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