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School Reform

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195137859
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846948 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0006
School Reform

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This chapter considers modern school restructuring and reform. It gives some examples of programs aimed at high-risk students and looks at growing experiences with school restructuring designs. An important outcome for effective schools is the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the prevention of high-risk behaviors. Children who are engaged in school activities are much less likely to get into trouble with drugs, sex, and violence. Some programs aimed at high-risk students include Valued Youth Partnership, Cities-in-Schools (CIS), The School Transition Environment Project (STEP), The Quantum Opportunity Program (QOP), Liberty Partnerships, and Parents as Teachers (PAT).

Keywords: school restructuring; school reform; Valued Youth Partnership; Quantum Opportunity Program; Parents as Teachers; School Transition Environment Project; Liberty Partnerships; effective schools; healthy lifestyles

Chapter.  8054 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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