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NCJ Number: 91616 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: School Action Effectiveness Study - Second Interim Report - Part One, June 1983
Corporate Author: Johns Hopkins University
Ctr for Social Organization of Schools
United States of America
Editor(s): G D Gottfredson; D C Gottfredson; M S Cook
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 152
Sponsoring Agency: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report on the second year of the evaluation of the Alternative Education Program of the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention presents evidence which supports this general approach to reducing juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: The results presented are interim results for projects which are being implemented in improved form in the third year and for which evaluation designs and data collection arrangements are also being improved. The program rests on the view that the organization of schooling in the United States is related to the causes of juvenile delinquency. Each project entails some reorganization of school policies, practices, and environments to foster the development of social bonds through appropriate educational environments. The projects generally serve grades 6 through 12 in communities with relatively high crime rates and with high rates of delinquency, dropping out of school, suspensions, expulsions, absenteeism, and youth unemployment. This volume gives an overview of the evaluation and includes descriptions of the program, the evaluation methodology, the measures used, and the types of projects and youths involved. It also examines the environmental effect of the alternative education program, the effects of interventions targeted at identifiable groups, and results from each of the project sites. Data tables, a glossary, a subject index, a name index, and a list of 85 references are provided.
Index Term(s): Alternative schools; Program evaluation; Revolvers; Services effectiveness
Note: Report number 342
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