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NCJ Number: 97299 Find in a Library
Title: School Programs for Disruptive Adolescents
Author(s): D J Safer
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 357
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 text discusses serious student misconduct in secondary schools, examines general intervention and behavioral management issues pertinent to such misconduct, and lists funding sources for programs for disruptive youth.
Abstract: Some factors influencing school misconduct are identified, including hyperactivity, emotional disabilities, alcohol and drug abuse, and temperamental deviance. Characteristics, school patterns, and behavior of seriously disruptive junior high school students are examined, and varieties and levels of intervention with disruptive adolescents are considered. Characteristics and effects of school programs for disruptive youth are explored, and major comparative features of alternative programs for disruptive youth are highlighted. General behavioral strategies for teaching disruptive youth in the mainstream educational structure are described, and a day school intervention for truant and delinquent youth is presented. Short-term and long-term results of behavioral intervention programs in public schools are analyzed, and a contingency management program for disruptive junior high school students is examined. Specific nonbehavioral program interventions are identified, and various small-scale interventions, such as the use of in-school suspension, positive peer culture, and guided group interaction, are evaluated. Senior high school interventions for disruptive students are compared, and funding by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services is explored. Approximately 350 references, 20 tables, and 5 figures are included.
Index Term(s): Alternative schools; Behavior modification; Intervention; Peer influences on behavior; School delinquency programs; School maladjustment; Ungovernable juveniles
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