When a person has learned to conceal vulnerability at all costs, how ...
When a person has learned to conceal vulnerability at all costs, how can s/he accept the help of a teacher? Jody Lewen, Executive Director of the Prison University Project, explains that fear of vulnerability is often the primary learning challenge for her students, but "getting help" can be taught, patiently, as a concept and a skill to overcome that challenge and transform lives.
In this study, the researchers examined the extent to which student-to-teacher ratios ...
In this study, the researchers examined the extent to which student-to-teacher ratios and per pupil expenditures differed for at-risk students as a function of being enrolled either at a traditional school or being enrolled at an academic alternative education center. Data, collected from the Texas Education Agency Academic Excellence Indicator System, were analyzed across the State of Texas over the 2004–2005 and 2005–2006 academic school years. Statistically significant differences were yielded in student-to-teacher ratios and per pupil expenditures for both school years between the two groups of at-risk students. Alternative education campuses had higher per pupil expenditures than did traditional high schools with large at-risk populations. Implications of these findings are discussed.