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NCJ Number: 147760 Find in a Library
Author(s): J C Buford Sr
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 184
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study was conducted to develop a school plan for increasing the learning opportunities for students in a gang violence-plagued neighborhood.
Abstract: Data were taken from interviews with 26 former or current violent gang members, as well as 17 non-gang members, who were former or current students at Burroughs Middle School in Detroit; also, from interviews with 15 adults who had attended Detroit schools between 1941 and 1970. Burroughs was located in an area that had been neglected by the local, State, and national governments. The school was known for its students' chronic low achievement marks and high rates of disciplinary problems; students were preoccupied with survival rather than education. The school- approved plan that came out of the study contained the following features: 1) Resource curriculum room; 2) Values clarification; 3) Open education; 4) Choice of electives; 5) After-school activities; 6) In-service for gang members; and 7) Security. The specifications for these features are described. 35 tables
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Education; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Michigan; School maladjustment; Urban area studies
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