Explores the circumstances of at-risk students and argues that well- intentioned policymakers and educators run the risk of making matters worse rather than better for these students. The volume demonstrates the diverse, idiosyncratic nature of these students, argues that traditional social science methods cannot capture this idiosyncrasy and diversity, and presents research methods, policies, and programs that can accommodate student diversity. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, ORJohn was really getting mixed messages. ... John played Andrew like a violin, and unfortunately, they ended up in the same fifth-grade class. By the ... At the end of sixth grade, Andrew picked up his yearbook and discovered that on a composite page a picture of him had been drawn in which he had three very long necks.
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1993-01-01|