Social Support For Adolescents At Risk Of School Failure

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1. Richman, J. M., Lawrence R.B. & Bowen G. L. (1998) Social Support for Adolescents at Risk of School Failure. Social Work, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 309-323. Oxford University Press. Article Stable URL: The author of this article emphazises the importance of encouraging students who are at risk of dropping out from school and the significance that makes social support on desirable school outcomes. In it also discussed the distinction between the support and interaction of the school and student and it concluded that have a great impact on the student persistence towards graduation. Data from this study showed the most important element to continued persistence was the support and caring they received from parents and teachers. 2. Christenson, S, L., Thurlow, M. L. (2004). School Dropouts: Prevention Considerations, Interventions, and Challenges. Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 13, No. 1 pp. 36-39 Published by: Sage Publications, Inc. on behalf of Association for Psychological Science. Article Stable URL: The authors of this article summarized recent high school reform efforts focusing on preventing dropouts. Of specific interest were the effects of the middle to high school transition on students’ academic progress. The authors reviewed the promising practices designed to keep students moving successfully towards graduation.
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