• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Thursday 28th February, 2013
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Retention

 Retention is the degree to which participants keep attending sessions over the course of the program.  The retention rate is the percentage of participants who maintain their attendance after they are enrolled. …

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 02nd March, 2011
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Reading Recovery

Extensive training, observation and feedback is given to certified teachers who provide daily 30-minute lessons to the lowest 20-30% of first grade readers in school until they are reading at the level of the average first grader in their school. The sessions follow a standardized structure and include reading, letter knowledge, and composing and writing a sentence. The content of Reading Recovery…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 02nd March, 2011
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Roll Out

Roll-out is the process of introducing and expanding a new service to a wider audience…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 13th July, 2010
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Roger Weissberg

He is a leading expert on the design and implementation of evidence-based programmes to improve the social and emotional skills of children and his efforts have led to wide-scale implementation of such programmes in the US, Europe and Asia. He has worked extensively on family, community, school and system partnerships.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 12th March, 2009
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residential education

Residential education describes an educationally focused out-of-home placement setting that integrates both home and school life. The different types include college-preparatory schools and long term foster placements. Residential education programs are becoming more common but clear evidence about their impact on outcomes is lacking.…

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  • By Sarah Blower
  • Posted on Tuesday 07th October, 2008
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restorative justice

Restorative justice brings together victims and offenders together in a joint decision-making process to respond to a crime and its aftermath. The process usually happens face-to-face with trained mediators and police present. It may be offered as an alternative to existing criminal justice responses to crime. The range includes victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing and community co…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Sunday 30th March, 2008
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rights

Rights refer to powers or liberties to which one is justly entitled, those things to which one has a just claim. They tend to be divided into positive rights (which refer to various goods, for example food and water) and negative rights (which refer to basic freedoms, for instance freedom of speech). The notion of rights for children has been a controversial subject but the UN Convention on the Ri…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 06th March, 2008
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Ritalin

Ritalin is a brand name of the drug Methylphenidate (MPH), a stimulant best-known for its use to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but also used for other symptoms, including cancer-related fatigue. MPH stimulates the central nervous system of the brain reducing impulsive behavior, and improving concentration. Known side-effects include difficulty in sleeping and mood swings.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 02nd August, 2007
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resilience

Resilience is "the capacity of children to live well despite difficult circumstances in which they live".The term is most authoritatively amplified in Rutter, M. (2006) “Implications of resilience concepts for scientific understanding” Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1094, pp1-12:"…Resilience is used to refer to the finding that some individuals have a relatively good psychologic…

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