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2nd Edition

At Risk Students
Reaching and Teaching Them

ISBN 9781930556713
Published February 12, 2004 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

This book is organized around CBUPO, the basic psychological needs of all students: competence, ,belonging, usefulness, potency, and optimism. When teachers and schools focus on meeting these needs, the rate of at-riskness is drastically reduced. This book presents practical strategies and tips to help teachers and administrators help all students become successful learners. The revised edition offers new material on using classroom assessment, complying with standards and high stakes testing, an updated approach to evaluating At-Risk Prevention programs, and alternative strategies for meeting the motivational needs of at-risk youth, from developmental constructivism to mastery learning.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1 Introduction
2 Issues Regarding Assessment and the Uniqueness of Learners
3 The "C" of CBUPO: Building Student Feelings of Competence
4 Helping Students Develop and Construct Their Own Feelings of Competence
5 The B in CBUPO: Helping Students Develop a Sense of Belonging
6 Helping Students Build Feelings of Usefulness
7 Developing a Sense of Personal Potency
8 CBUPO and Effective Discipline: The Two Can Go Together
9 Schoolwide Initiatives That Reduce At-Riskness
10 More Schoolwide Initiatives and a Vision of Restructuring
11 Evaluation of At-Risk Prevention Programs

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