ERIC Number: ED058692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Children's Re-Education Center: An Overview.
Weinberg, Steve, Ed.
One of three documents in a series, the pamphlet presents an overview of the children's re-education center program in Tennessee. The program involves the application of behavior change principles to emotionally disturbed elementary school children with behavior problems while the children reside at the residential facility for an average duration of 6 months. The program aims to change the child's behavior so that he can return to his normal life in the community and school. The child's problems are approached from educational, behavioral, and ecological viewpoints. Discussed are the referral procedure, the physical setting of the three Tennessee re-education centers, and the organization of a children's re-education center. Job descriptions and qualifications are noted for teacher counselors, diagnostician, aides, supervisory personnel, and principal. The individual child's curriculum is then explained to be adapted to his specific needs with emphasis on group counseling. Also noted are the school's efforts to consider all the influential factors within the child's educational environment and the schools' camping program. (See also EC 041 166-7.) (CB)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Mental Health, Nashville.