Promoting Success With At-Risk Students: Emerging Perspectives and Practical Approaches, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Promoting Success With At-Risk Students

Emerging Perspectives and Practical Approaches, 1st Edition

By Louis J Kruger, Charles A Maher


276 pages

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Hardback: 9780866569224
pub: 1990-04-17

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Here is an authoritative book featuring effective strategies to prevent school related problems among at-risk students. In response to the major crisis in our educational system that includes high drop-out rates, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and severe discipline problems, leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners present specific, well-tested guidelines for the development and assessment of approaches to identify at-risk behaviors. They also discuss intervention and prevention techniques that have proven successful in dealing with students who display at-risk behaviors.

Promoting Success With At-Risk Students will assist school personnel in the use of behavior self-management techniques, individualized contingency contracts, peer tutoring and cooperative learning, tactics for reducing academic anxiety, and time management techniques for both teachers and students. This remarkable volume also provides guidelines for promoting parental involvement in education, preventing student crises and discipline problems, and fostering positive relationships between at-risk students and faculty, staff, and other students.

Special and regular education teachers, special education administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers will find the contents of the 14-chapter volume both informative and indispensable for their work with at-risk students.

Table of Contents

Contents Promoting Success With At-Risk Students

  • Part I: Issues in Identification and Assessment
  • Social Status as a Predictor of At-Risk Children
  • Diagnosis of Youth At-Risk for Suicide, Pregnancy, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Part II: Classroom-Based Approaches in Promoting Student Success
  • Behavioral Self-Management With At-Risk Children
  • The Individualized Contingency Contract for Students: A Collaborative Approach
  • Individualized Education and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Improving the Study Skills of At-Risk Students
  • Time Management in the Classroom: Increasing Instructional Time
  • Providing Opportunities for Student Success Through Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoring
  • Part III: School-Wide Approaches in Promoting Student Success
  • Keeping Students in School: Academic and Affective Strategies
  • Promoting Parent Involvement in Schools to Serve At-Risk Students
  • Preventing Classroom Discipline Problems: Promoting Student Success Through Effective Schools and Schooling
  • The School-Based Prevention of Childhood Crises
  • Reducing Academic Related Anxiety

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Adolescence
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health