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Number:ED552
Name:Students and Families at Risk
Description:This course examines the educators' roles and duties in addressing the needs of students at risk. Various "at risk" categories are identified and explored. Focus areas include implications for school improvement programs. individual intervention, and referrals to community services.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Students will understand the crisis that had resulted in many youth who have failed in school in terms of national and international developments in technology, the economic marketplace and social changes in the family.
Students will understand the world of violent and violence-prone youth and what interventions are available.
Students will know what efforts toward improving and reforming public schools have been made and what works and what fails.
Students will know the essential components of effective programs.
Students will discuss ways to restructure and improve their own school and come up with a plan.
Students will learn identifiers for students who may be in need of intervention at difference levels of instruction and counseling.
Students will discover how brain chemistry, environment and social culture affect high-risk students and families.
Students will practice classroom/group/individual skills to use with high-risk students.
Students will leave with a written plan for a dealing with a student in need of intervention.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 Additional Materials Available From Other Source ZZDIRECT LATEST MBS
F 2012 Engaging the Disengaged : How Schools Can Help Struggling St 1-4129-4999-8 Easton, Lois Brown 2008 Corwin Press
U 2012 AT RISK STUDENTS: REACHIN 1-930556-71-3 SAGOR 2
U 2012 At-Risk Students: Reaching and Teaching Them 1930556713 Sagor, Richard 2nd Eye On Education
U 2012 ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED: 1-4129-4999-8 EASTON
U 2012 Engaging the Disengaged: How Schools Can Help Stru 1412949998 Easton, Lois Brown Corwin Press
F 2010 HOPE FULFILLED FOR AT-RIS 0-205-30886-4 BARR 2 A&B
F 2010 NINETEEN MINUTES 0-7434-9673-6 PICOULT S&S
U 2010 AT RISK STUDENTS: REACHIN 1-930556-71-3 SAGOR 2 EYE**1
U 2010 At-Risk Students: Reaching and Teaching Them 1-930556-71-3 Sagor Second Eye on Education
U 2010 ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED: 1-4129-4999-8 EASTON NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY
F 2009 ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED: 1-4129-4999-8 EASTON NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY
F 2009 FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDI 1-929229-48-8 PAYNE AHA! PROCESS
F 2009 SHADOW CHILDREN - UNDERST 0-9787610-0-6 JONES 1 RLD PUBLICATIONS
S 2009 A Framework for Understanding Poverty 1929229488 Payne, Ruby 4th aha Process, Inc.
S 2009 ENGAGING THE DISENGAGED: 1-4129-4999-8 EASTON NEBRASKA BOOK COMPANY
S 2009 Engaging the Disengaged: How Schools Can Help Stru 1412949998 Easton, Lois Corwin Press
S 2009 FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDI PAYNE AHA PROC
S 2009 FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDI 1-929229-48-8 PAYNE AHA! PROCESS
S 2009 HOPE FULFILLED FOR AT-RIS BARR 2 A&B
S 2009 HOPE FULFILLED FOR AT-RIS 0-205-30886-4 BARR 2 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2009 HOPE IN THE UNSEEN REV & SUSKIND RANDOM
S 2009 NINETEEN MINUTES 0-7434-9673-6 PICOULT NACSCORP
S 2009 SHADOW CHILDREN - UNDERST 0-9787610-0-6 JONES 1 RLD PUBLICATIONS
S 2009 Shadow Children: Understanding Education’s #1 Prob 0978761006 Dallmann-Jones, Anth 1st RLD Publications, In
F 2008 HOPE FULFILLED FOR AT-RIS 0-205-30886-4 BARR 2 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2007 FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDI PAYNE AHA PROC
F 2007 HOPE FULFILLED FOR AT-RIS BARR 2 A&B
F 2007 HOPE IN THE UNSEEN REV & SUSKIND RANDOM
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