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NCJ Number: 92665 Find in a Library
Title: Disruptive Adolescents in the School System - Comparative Effectiveness of Helping Strategies
Journal: Journal of Adolescence  Volume:6  Issue:4  Dated:(1983)  Pages:359-371
Author(s): K J Topping
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The most expensive systems for helping or managing disruptive adolescents in the school system are not necessarily the most effective.
Abstract: Large sums of money are often spent on setting up different systems of helping disruptive students without reference to objective data on effectiveness. This paper considers 24 alternative systems and scrutinizes the evaluation research on each. It finds that besides the most expensive systems not necessarily being the most effective, that the task of resolving behavioral difficulties may be either under- or over-resourced in individual cases, building in either failure or waste. A guide is given to developing a sequence of intervention strategies of known cost effectiveness, providing a fail-safe structure for helping disruptive adolescent students. Figures are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): School delinquency programs
Note: Paper derived from the author's lecture at the 18th A.P.S.A. Conference, July 1983, Cambridge and was based on his book, 'Educational Systems for Disruptive Adolescents' 1983, Croom Helm, UK and St. Martins Press, U.S.A.
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