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NCJ Number: 34584 Find in a Library
Title: CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL IN AMERICA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Children's Defense Fund
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 366
Sponsoring Agency: Children's Defense Fund
Washington, DC 20001
Sale Source: Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT EXAMINES THE NATURE, CAUSES, AND EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM OF CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL IN AMERICA, AND OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND MEETING EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN.
Abstract: U.S. CENSUS DATA ON NONENROLLMENT AND THE RESULTS OF A CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND (CDF) SURVEY OF CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ARE PRESENTED TO ILLUSTRATE THE ALARMING NUMBER OF CHILDREN EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES. THE TYPES OF CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL ARE OUTLINED, AND PROFILES OF EXCLUDED CHILDREN ARE PROVIDED. BARRIERS TO SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ARE EXAMINED IN THE THIRD SECTION OF THIS REPORT. AMONG THE REASONS FOR NONATTENDANCE EXAMINED IN THIS SECTION ARE TRUANCY, PREGNANCY, MARRIAGE, LANGUAGE BARRIERS, AND POVERTY. THE EXCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, OR EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IS ALSO EXAMINED. INCLUDED IN THIS DISCUSSION IS A REVIEW OF SUCH PROBLEMS AS THE INADEQUACY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, MISCLASSIFICATION, AND THE DIFFICULTY OF IMPLEMENTING QUALITY PROGRAMS. FINALLY, SCHOOL DISCIPLINE AND ITS EXCLUSIONARY IMPACT ON STUDENTS ARE EXPLORED. THE APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE STATISTICS FROM THE CDF SURVEY AND U.S. CENSUS, A REVIEW OF STATUTORY PROVISIONS ON SCHOOL NONATTENDANCE, AND AN OUTLINE OF THE METHODOLOGY USED IN INTERPRETING U.S. CENSUS DATA AND CONDUCTING THE CDF SURVEY.
Index Term(s): Childrens Defense Fund; Education; Elementary school education; High school education; Juveniles; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Persons with physical disabilities; Remedial education; School/Student Expulsion; Socially challenged; Students; Surveys; Truancy; US Census Bureau
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