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NCJ Number: 168467 Find in a Library
Title: Residential Education as an Option for At-Risk Youth: Learning From the Israeli Experience (From Residential Education as an Option for At-Risk Youth, P 3-48, 1996, Jerome Beker and Douglas Magnuson, eds.)
Author(s): J Beker; D Magnuson
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-818-1
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In January 1993, a group of American professionals in the field of child and youth services gathered in Jerusalem for a 10- day seminar design to enable them to explore Israeli residential group care programs.
Abstract: The objective of the seminar was to glean information that might be helpful in enhancing services to marginal, disattached youth in the United States. Seminar participants learned about seven programs for Israeli juveniles. Two programs served socially disadvantaged adolescents; one had a religious orientation and the other did not. Two programs were designed for adjudicated delinquents, one in an institutional setting and the other a community-based group home. The other three programs emphasized remedial education for young adolescents, high school education for students identified as gifted but socially disadvantaged and unlikely to receive a quality education in their home communities, and a military regimen similar to boot camp programs in the United States. The seven programs are described in detail as the basis for elaborating philosophical and programmatic themes and the possible relevance of these themes to the U.S. context. Consideration is paid to education versus care, social integration, residential education and positive youth development, misbehavior and social control, and multiculturalism. A list of seminar participants is appended. 40 references
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Corrections in foreign countries; Cultural influences; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Israel; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile group houses; Residential child care institutions; Shock incarceration programs; Social control; US/foreign comparisons; Youth development
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