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NCJ Number: 74640 Find in a Library
Title: General Educational Development Program - An Alternative for the Delinquent With Learning Disabilities
Corporate Author: Assoc for Children With Learning Disabilities
United States of America
Project Director: D Crawford
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc for Children With Learning Disabilities
Phoenix, AZ 85016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 76-JN-99-0021; 78-JN-AX-0022
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the General Educational Development Program, one of three major components of a project to determine the prevalence of learning disabilities (LD) among nondelinquent and delinquent youth and to diagnose and treat these disabilities.
Abstract: The development component of the project was designed by the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD); the research component, by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The remediation program was conducted in Baltimore, Md., Indianpolis, Ind., and Phoenix, Ariz. The sample population was drawn from the adjudicated delinquents identified as LD in the prevalence study project component. Remediation was scheduled to take place for a minimum of 1 school year and a maximum of 2 school years. The project focused on preparing participants to take the High School Equivalency Diploma through the General Educational Development (GED) test, an alternative for those not attending school. Because the program focused on academic skills and knowledge, the course of study proved motivational for those youths who were school dropouts. In addition, several incarcerated students elected to continue this alternative plan of education after the project
Index Term(s): High school equivalency certificates; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile educational services; Learning disabilities; National Center for State Courts (NCSC); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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