Hope Fulfilled for At-Risk and Violent Youth K-12 Programs That Work

ISBN-10: 0205308864
ISBN-13: 9780205308866
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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Description: Hope Fulfilled for At-Risk and Violent Youth is a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research on how schools are teaching all students effectively. The book looks at the crisis of a growing underclass of students who arrive at school  More...

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Book details

List price: $91.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/20/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Hope Fulfilled for At-Risk and Violent Youth is a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research on how schools are teaching all students effectively. The book looks at the crisis of a growing underclass of students who arrive at school under-prepared to learn, fail to learn effectively, drop out of school and live out their lives unemployed, underemployed, unemployable, and too often in prison. The book provides detailed information on effective programs that have been successful in addressing the needs of these difficult children. Essential components of effective programs are identified and effective schools and programs are described at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. A special emphasis focuses on violent, violence-prone, and bullying students and how to deal with them. The book serves as a complete reference book, with an extensive topical bibliography, school self-evaluations, recommendations for where to go for help, and personal interviews with teachers and students in more than 200 schools.

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Crisis of At-Risk Children and Youth
Why Be Concerned about At-Risk Youth?
Growing Diversity
Shifting Demographics
Demands of the Changing Marketplace
An Apartheid of Ignorance
Who Are the At Risk and Why?
The Conditions of At-Risk Youth
Determining the Causes
Risk Factors
Risky Behaviors
The Power of Prediction
Additional Issues to Consider
Why Have the Needs of At-Risk Youth Not Been Addressed?
Violent and Violence-Prone Students: A National Crisis Escalates
Violence: A Way of Life in the United States?
Causes of Youth Violence
Profiles of Violent, Violence-Prone, and Nonviolent Youth
Warning Signs: Child and Youth Behavior
Identifying Young Bullies
Legal/Ethical Issues: A Word of Caution
How Schools Fail At-Risk Youth
A Mythology of Ineffective Practices
Inequaity in School Funding
Programs That Isolate and Stigmatize At-Risk Children and Youth
Frequent Mistakes in the Development of Programs for At-Risk Youth
What We Know about Effective Programs
Research on Teaching, Learning, and Effective Schools: What We Know
Research on Schools Where At-Risk and Violent Youth Are Learning Effectively
Compelling Conclusions
Essential Components of Effective Programs
Programs That Work: Early Childhood and Elementary Schools
Family Planning and Health Services
Developing the Brain in Infants and Young Children
Parent Education
The Critical Importance of Early Childhood Care and Preschool Education
Kindergarten
Elementary School Programs for At-Risk Youth
Schoolwide Elementary Programs
Schoolwide Efforts Showing Promise
Elementary Alternative Schools
Charter Elementary Schools
Effective Elementary-School Practices for At-Risk Youth
Effective Responses to Violent and Violence-Pronce Children
Technology and Learning
Creating an Effective Model for Elementary-School Programs
Programs That Work: Middle Schools/Junior High Schools
Developmental Needs
Schoolwide Reform Efforts
Classroom Instruction Models
Exemplary Middle Schools
Promising Middle-School Developments
Middle Level Alternative, Magnet, and Charter Schools
Characteristics of Effective Middle Schools
Dramatic New Alternatives to Middle-Level Education: K-12 Schools
Creating an Effective Model for Middle-School Programs
Programs That Work: High Schools
High School Programs with Evidence of Improving Student Achievement
Alternative Public Schools
Magnet Schools
Supplemental Programs: Youth at Risk
Programs Showing Promise of Improving Student Performance
Effective Programs for Addressing the Violent, Violence-Prone, and Bullying Student
The Comprehensive High School: A Need for Dramatic Transformation
An Emerging Reform Agenda
Restructuring Public Education for At-Risk Youth: Three Approaches That Work
From School Improvement to Student Achievement
The State Accountability Approach
Restructuring Existing Schools
Reforming Public Education through School Choice
Guaranteeing Success: The Blueprint Completed
Creating the Will to Educate All Students
A Decade of Change
Imperatives for the Future of Public Education
From Hope at Last to Hope Fulfilled
Works Cited
Where to Find Help
School Self-Evaluation Checklists for Serving Students at Risk
Index

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