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NCJ Number: 97239 Find in a Library
Title: Varieties and Levels of Intervention With Disruptive Adolescents (From School Programs for Disruptive Adolescents, P 43-65, 1982, by Daniel J Safer - See NCJ-97299)
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: University Park Press
Baltimore, MD 21202
Sale Source: University Park Press
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Baltimore, MD 21202
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses school-based and nonschool-based interventions for dealing with disruptive student behavior.
Abstract: School-based interventions are divided into two categories: (1) customary administrative practices, which are approaches that commonly use punitive and exclusion responses; and (2) other school actions, which are primarily faculty-wide and school-wide responses to student misconduct. Under the first category, the responses considered include office referrals, after school detention, and other forms of school discipline such as extra assignments, more study halls, grade reduction, and work detail. Additionally, suspensions, expulsions, push out, grade retention, and corporal punishment are also examined. Under the second category, other actions for coping with student misconduct include remedial efforts by teachers, who may resort to teacher-student or teacher-parent conferences before referring the student to the office. The practice of instituting codes of student conduct is considered, as is the use of school security guards and ombudsmen. Other practices addressed include teacher training and selective assignment, school-based counseling, and medicating students to control aggressive and compulsive behavior. Nonschool-based interventions discussed are parent support for good behavior, neighborhood intervention, juvenile justice system involvement, and community child guidance clinic-counseling. Finally, interventions which have led to improved student behavior are identified. Included are 126 references.
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Crime in schools; Intervention; Juvenile educational services; School delinquency programs; School maladjustment; Ungovernable juveniles
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