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Truancy Prevention and Intervention: A Practical Guide

Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes, and Cindy E. Sweigart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398496
eISBN:
9780199777402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398496.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Research has shown that truancy is frequently associated with juvenile crime and dropping out of school altogether. With the high dropout rate in the U.S. and the No Child Left Behind Act holding ... More


Impact of Truancy

Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes, and Cindy E. Sweigart

in Truancy Prevention and Intervention: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398496
eISBN:
9780199777402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398496.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Truancy negatively impacts students in several ways. Students who are truant are more likely to fall behind academically, drop out of school, use drugs and alcohol, and be involved with the criminal ... More


Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy Interventions for Students at Risk to Drop Out

Cynthia Franklin, Johnny S. Kim, and Stephen J. Tripodi

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370577
eISBN:
9780199893386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370577.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences reports that high school dropout is a continuing problem for schools. The percentage of students who do not graduate from high ... More


Educational Achievements

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents the educational experience and achievements of the Northwest alumni. Children in foster care are at high risk for school failure because of childhood deprivation and other ... More


Garza: A Solution-Building High School

Michael S. Kelly, Johnny S. Kim, and Cynthia Franklin

in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools: A 360-Degree View of Research and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366297
eISBN:
9780199864010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366297.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter gives a brief history of Garza High School and the training process that helped the school staff learn the solution-focused model. It describes important characteristics of the school ... More


Conclusion

Cindy Dell Clark

in In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-Centered Qualitative Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195376593
eISBN:
9780199865437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376593.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

The conclusion recaps the importance of coming to know the young on their own terms in the here and now. While children’s views and experiences are sometimes glossed over in theories and policy work, ... More


Trends in the Well-Being of American Women: 1970–1995

Francine D. Blau

in Gender, Inequality, and Wages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665853
eISBN:
9780191745805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665853.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter delineates the trends in the well-being of American women over the last quarter century of the 1900s, painting a picture of substantial progress toward gender equality across a number of ... More


Guides for Designing and Establishing Alternative School Programs for Dropout Prevention

David R. Dupper

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Preventing Dropout and Attendance Problems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370577
eISBN:
9780199893386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370577.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter describes best practices in designing and establishing alternative education schools and programs for students who are at risk of dropping out of school as a result of truancy, poor ... More


Schooling for All: Can We Neglect the Demand?

V. Santhakumar, Namita Gupta, and Rama Murthy Sripada

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467051
eISBN:
9780199087167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The central message of this book can be summarized in one sentence: It is still important to create adequate demand for education, especially from certain sections of society, along with improvements ... More


Education at a Glance: Selected Indicators Based on the Egypt Labor Market Surveys of 1988, 1998, and 2006

Ragui Assaad

in The Egyptian Labor Market Revisited

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162480
eISBN:
9781617970313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162480.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter represents the educational attainment of the Egyptian population and characterizes participation in schooling. To that end, education indicators such as the rate of literacy, educational ... More


Vulnerable Youth: Sex, Drugs, and Violence

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on specific behaviors that profoundly affect the lives of contemporary youth. It argues that young people fall into very different risk groups, a distribution heavily influenced ... More


Marisa—with Charisma

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

Marisa was an extremely talented young teenager with an outgoing personality and uncommon singing ability. She could have been written off as not having gifts of any kind because of her weakness in ... More


Racism and Its Masks in Brazil: On Racism and the Idea of Harmony

GISLENE APARECIDA DOS SANTOS

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines racism and the idea of harmony in Brazil. The findings reveal that the idea of Brazilian race mixture and of harmonious relations among all of its people is very powerful and ... More


Up against the Wall Motherfucker: Ideology and Action in a “Street Gang with an Analysis”

Caitlin Casey

in Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

By the late sixties, America’s rebellious youth had adopted a multitude of forms – political activists, cultural activists, anti-activism dropouts, and everything in between. Yet, even in this ... More


Basics of Monetizing Outcomes

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses the principles behind monetizing individual outcomes, the analytical springboard for the concept of smart philanthropy. Funders virtually always have a choice of outcomes that ... More


The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Modern societies rely on written tests. Achievement tests have come to play a prominent role. They are used to sift and sort people, to evaluate schools, and to assess the performance of entire ... More


Transition from School to Work: New Directions for Policy and Practice

Frank R. Rusch, John Dattilo, Robert Stodden, and Anthony J. Plotner

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter reviews school-to-work transition policy and practice in the United States, examining transition-related outcomes and proposing new directions for transition policy and practice in the ... More


The GED Testing Program Induces Students to Drop Out

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Paul A. Lafontaine, and Pedro L. Rodríguez

in The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The option to obtain a General Educational Development (GED) certificate changes the incentives facing high school students. This chapter evaluates the effect of three different GED policy ... More


Effective School Crime Prevention

Aaron Kupchik

in The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter summarizes the existing evidence on the subject of school safety practices. It argues that students need firm and clearly communicated rules, but that schools across the U.S. have gone ... More


Hurting Families: Written with Thomas J. Mowen

Aaron Kupchik

in The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Chapter 4 looks at how school punishment can dramatically affect entire families. Based on a series of interviews with parents of youth who have been suspended and expelled from their schools, it ... More


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