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Simply teaching literacy to young people at-risk is not enough. The demonstration project had to develop multiple approaches to helping the young people overcome a wide variety of challenges.
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Simply teaching literacy to young people at-risk is not enough. The demonstration project had to develop multiple approaches to helping the young people overcome a wide variety of challenges. Overcoming social and emotional barriers was a necessity in the demonstration project. Many, though not all, of the students at the New School experienced highly turbulent […]
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Program Model: The instructional and support model used in the youth literacy demonstration was one of high expectations and correspondingly high support. The classes were small, with 20 or fewer students. Students were expected to be on time and maintain a high attendance record. All classes were taught by an instructional team in an independent […]
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A significant number of young people with severe reading problems drop out of school and/or engage in at-risk behaviours. This was the case with many of the students who enrolled in the New School demonstration program. The young people who were recruited to participate in the demonstration classroom were on average 16 years old and […]
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