High Risk Children In Schools

Author: Robert Pianta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317795563
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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High Risk Children in Schools offers a way for psychologists and educators to see and talk about the growing population of "at-risk" children--those likely to fail at formal schooling--while helping to redefine the relationship between schools and families. Using systems theory and developmental psychology, the authors present a new framework for the study and education of children who are at-risk. This framework--the Contextual Systems Model--creates a dialogue between the child and schooling through which meaning, goals, and experiences are shared and accepted.

Students at risk in at risk schools

Author: Hersholt C. Waxman
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN:
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What can educational leaders and teachers do to assist at-risk students? This volume examines educators' responsibility for students who fail, the dropout issue and school reform; contributors also explore learning differences, technologies available for learning, effective classroom environments, specific methods for improving leadership, training programmes for education professionals and action plans for quality education.

Handbook for Working with Children and Youth

Author: Michael Ungar
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452214654
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Handbook For Working With Children & Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions to promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured.

Assessment for Intervention

Author: Rachel Brown-Chidsey
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237454
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Problem-solving-based assessment has been recognized as a cornerstone of improved educational outcomes for all children, yet until now no single resource has focused on the full range of problem-solving-based approaches. This book fills a crucial need by bringing together leaders in the field to review the state of the science and provide a handy primer on practice. Presented are a conceptual framework and up-to-date tools for identifying and remediating the many environmental factors that may contribute to academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Coverage includes problem-solving-based applications of such methods as interviews, observations, rating scales, curriculum-based measurement, functional behavioral assessment, and published tests.

Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls Elementary Level

Author: Michael Gurian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118041147
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls Learn Differently, Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature of gender differences in the classroom. His important book explored the behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced with both boys and girls in their classrooms. Taking the next step, Strategies for Teaching Boys?Elementary Level: A Workbook for Educators and Girls offers teachers a hands-on resource that draws on the Gurian Institute's research and training with elementary schools and school districts. The workbook presents practical strategies, lessons, and activities that have been field-tested in real classrooms and developed to harness boys' and girls' unique strengths. The workbook is designed to help teachers build a solid foundation of learning and study habits that their students can use in the classroom and at home. It covers the key curricular areas and offers proven techniques to make learning, no matter what the subject, more engaging for all students. The workbook is an essential resource for all teachers who want to improve their practice and get the most from all students?whatever their gender.

Education for a Civil Society

Author: Dan Gartrell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781928896876
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focuses on early childhood education for the hope of creating and sustaining a more civil society. The democratic life skills are: 1) Finding acceptance as a member of the group and as a worthy individual; 2) Expressing strong emotions in non-hurting ways; 3) Solving problems creatively, individually and in cooperation with others; 4) Accepting unique human qualities in others; 5) Thinking intelligently and ethically.

Mapping risks in education

Author: Keffrelyn Denise Brown
Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN:
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Findings suggest that "risk" plays a pivotal role in how academic achievement is understood and acted on in education sites. However, contrary to perspectives suggesting "risk" and the deployment of the category of the "at-risk" student operate in a universal and entirely problematic manner, this study illustrates the complicated, complex and contextual ways these notions emerge. While engaging in risk discourse---or identifying those students presumed more likely than their peers to experience low academic achievement---is seen as necessary to remedy students' academic needs, this process simultaneously may rely on stereotypical and/or racist beliefs about students and thus, limit its effectiveness. Yet at the same time, who gets categorized as "at-risk" depends on markers that converge and diverge from entrenched societal constructions of normality. These findings, coupled with the complex, yet still seemingly deficit explanations used to account for low academic achievement suggest the need to illuminate and challenge the multiple configurations of knowledge about risk and academic achievement that inform teacher practice.

The Transition to Kindergarten

Author: Robert C. Pianta
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557663993
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this issues-focused book, the experts explore the research on early schooling and reexamine educational beliefs, policies, and practices relating to the first years of school. Scholars, researchers, and other professionals will learn about readiness assessment, cultural diversity, entrance ages, children with disabilities, grade retention, children in poverty, classroom structure, personnel preparation, and family-school-community partnerships. In this resource that investigates the kindergarten issue with academic rigor, professionals will discover why early school transitions need to be improved and how these critical transitions affect children's future educational success.