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NCJ Number: 97255 Find in a Library
Title: Funding Sources for Alternative Programs for Disruptive Youth (From School Programs for Disruptive Youth, P 345-355, 1982, by Daniel J Safer See NCJ-97299)
Author(s): A D Trice; D J Safer
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 11
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 evaluates the availability of funding for programs for disruptive students and advocates special funding for the specific problem of school misbehavior.
Abstract: Three reasons why such funding is justifiable are delineated: (1) disruptive student behavior seriously interferes with the educational process and is on the increase, (2) the classification of special students for special intervention that does not target the presenting problem is contrary to good practice, and (3) chronic school misbehavior is a problem significant enough in itself to warrant attention. The funding of alternative programs by the Departments of Labor, Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services is discussed. The focus of most programs in the Department of Labor is described, and two acts which provide funds especially for adolescents who are still in school. The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973 and The Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977, are examined. Justice Department concerns with school disruption are reported, and funding that can be obtained through a number of programs in the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is discussed. Within the Department of Education, four pieces of legislation that may be relevant to the issue of disruptive students are highlighted: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Emergency School Assistance Act, the Teacher Corps, and the Education for All Handicapped Act. Finally, the deemphasis on school-based efforts in the budgeting of the Department of Health and Human Services is noted, and funding priorities are discussed. Eighteen references are included.
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Alternative schools; Funding sources; School delinquency programs; US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; US Department of Justice; US Department of Labor
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