1st Edition

At-Risk Youth Theory, Practice, Reform

Edited By Robert F. Kronick Copyright 1997
    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is about theory, practice, and reform in working with youth who are at-risk in our schools. The book addresses several important topics, including: Problems of definition of at-risk and measurement; social, political and health aspects of being at-risk; theories of at-risk status including coping competence, agency intrinsic motivation and cultivation theory; the voices of those who are at-risk; groups that are often ignored when discussing at-risk youth, Native Americans and Appalachians; necessary changes such as prevention, early intervention, and a critical look at assessment practices and grades; a look at the role of higher education.

    Contents Overview *Synthesis of Where We Are Regarding At-Risk Youth, Robert Kronick Social, Political, and Health Aspects of At-Risk Youth *Politics of At-Risk Youth, Sung Roe Lee and Robert Cunningham *Teenage High School Leavers Speak Out About Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Life Problems, Sandra Putnam, James Malia, and Suzanne Streagle Some Intriguing Theories On At-Risk Youth *Home and School Correlates of Early At-Risk Status: A Coping Competence Model, Jean Dumas *New Learning and Agency in the At-Promise Student, Graham E. Higgs and Nancy L. Tarsi *Effects of Alternative Educational Programming on Intrinsic Motivation Among Ethnic Minority Adolescents, Cynthia Hudley *Television and At-Risk Youth, W. Thomas Beckner In Their Own Voice: Those Who Are Most At Risk *An African American Female, Rosa Kennedy *African American Parents' Roles in Education, Rhoda Barnes *Chestnut Ridge Learning Center: A Theory Put into Practice, Katherine Higginbotham Culture and Ethnic Groups That Are Often Ignored *Appalachian Culture and Schooling, Eva Thaller *Tribally Controlled Community College: Why Native American Dropouts Are Dropping In, Gabrielle Elliott Needed And Necessary Changes *Birth to Six Year Olds: Risks and Healing Strategies, Jerome Morton *Grading and Assessment Practices that Place Students At Risk, Charles Hargis *Education and Keeping Pace with Reaching At-Risk Students, Robert F. Kronick


    Robert F. Kronick