ERIC Number: ED046140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Way We Go to School: The Exclusion of Children in Boston.
Task Force on Children Out of School, Boston, MA.
The report by the Task Force on Children Out of School describes practices and procedures of exclusion which prohibit a minimum of 4,000 school age children from attending the Boston public schools. Children who are culturally different, physically different (both handicapped and pregnant), mentally handicapped, and emotionally disturbed are discussed as primary groups of school exclusion. Examples of misplaced priorities in Boston's school policies are presented in areas of the School Department practices, school counselors and attendance officers, mental health services, and general administrative responses to children's needs. Specific recommendations to eliminate conditions of school exclusions are provided. Appendixes cite general laws relating to education, examples of school programs in other cities, statistical data from the survey of children out of school, and names of persons interviewed during the study. (RD)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Responsibility, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Expulsion, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, School Responsibility, Suspension, Unwed Mothers, Withdrawal (Education)
Task Force on Children Out of School, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Univ., MA. School of Medicine.
Authoring Institution: Task Force on Children Out of School, Boston, MA.