North Carolina's alternative programs for disruptive youth : analysis and recommendations

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Jeannette Hudgins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David H. Reilly

Abstract: This study examined the existing alternative programs for disruptive youth in the public schools in North Carolina. The study was based upon information gathered from the literature on alternative education for disruptive youth and examination of data on identified programs in District 6 gathered through the use of a mailed questionnaire and supplemented by personal telephone calls. The issue of disruptive students has effected every school system in North Carolina to some extent. Disruptive students can cause a fiscal loss in terms of special programs, repairs, and loss of instructional time. Students in middle school through high school have been served on a full or part time basis by alternative education programs in all of North Carolina's District 6 schools. In-school suspension presently appears to be the most common program used by the systems studied although the data indicated it was not effective. There was a narrow spectrum of alternative programs in existence in District 6.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Problem children $z North Carolina $x Education
Conduct disorders in children $z North Carolina
School discipline $z North Carolina
Students $z North Carolina $x Attitudes

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