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NCJ Number: 97252 Find in a Library
Title: In-School Suspension (From School Programs for Disruptive Adolescents, P 301-314, 1982, by Daniel J Safer - See NCJ-97299)
Author(s): A Garibaldi
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: University Park Press
Baltimore, MD 21202
Sale Source: University Park Press
300 N Charles
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the effects of suspending problem students and describes models of in-school suspension programs currently used throughout the Nation.
Abstract: Effects of out-of-school suspension are delineated, including loss of valuable instruction time and reduction in the student's self-concept. The implementation of daytime suspension centers inside or adjacent to the school building is examined as a way of remedying some of these problems. Different emphases offered by in-school programs are described, and criteria for assessing the value of using in-school as opposed to out-of-school suspensions are listed. Characteristics of in-school suspension programs are addressed in terms of school level, reasons for referral, process of referral, and length of placement. Procedures in in-school suspension are addressed: the number of staff is dependent upon funding and upon the focus of the alternative; in-school alternative programs avoid serving more than 10 students. The importance of the program's location in the school and of parental involvement is cited, and the incorporation of one or more theoretical models of intervention by each in-school program is noted. Finally, caveats concerning program implementation are offered. One table and 23 references are included.
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Intervention; Juvenile delinquency prevention; School delinquency programs
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