ERIC Number: ED029341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Cooperative Program for the Alleviation of Juvenile Behavior Problems. Final Report.
Wallace, Glen K.
This three year experimental project used a multiagency approach to provide intensive counseling services for pupils with behavior problems in grades 7 through 12. The cooperating agencies were the public schools, Juvenile Court, Vocational Rehabilitation Division, and the Department of Public Welfare of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 171 selected students were enrolled in a supervised study course one hour of the school day which provided special group and individual counseling. A matched control group remained in the regular curriculum with the usual counseling services available to them. Attendance, grade point average, attitude, school offenses, and court referrals were the variables used to evaluate the project. Statistical analysis showed only a small difference in the number of school offenses for the experimental and control groups. This lack of objective findings in support of the project may have been due to an unequal matching of groups and the use of variables not sensitive enough to measure change occuring. The staff of the project agreed on the effectiveness of agency coordination. (NS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.