Search results for: At -risk students
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Much of the research explains school dropout using statistical relationships between dropout rates and a variety of 'risk factors' attributed to student' such as income, race/ethnicity, academic achievement and behaviors and attitudes. In contrast, this study investigates two Latino adolescents' everyday experiences of dropping out in the context of cultural and structural aspects of school. Implications for practice and further research are examined.
Updated: May. 25, 2009
One of the main problems faced by several educational systems around the world is educational exclusion. It is recognized that those who drop out of education are at risk of social exclusion, with reduced opportunities to participate in society. In order to understand this, the authors reconceptualiszed the school as a community of practice. The paper's purpose is to better understand educational exclusion from the perspective of at-risk students.
Updated: May. 18, 2009
In order to develop an understanding of mentoring on high risk adolescent girls, the article explores the relationship between 'Little Sisters' and 'Big Sisters'. Findings suggest that a long-term, nurturing mentoring relationship had a positive impact on the self-efficacy, aspirations, and possible selves of the at-risk adolescent girls.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2008