ERIC Number: ED158365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Alternative School: Big Lessons from a Small Place.
Shlien, John M.; Duggan, Hayden A.
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter describes the Childcare Apprenticeship Program at a special day school for 50 adolescents operating under the auspices of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The program is a three-year, cross-age experiment that paired troubled adolescents and children from deprived neighborhoods. The theoretical focus of the program was empathy--the encouraging of empathic responding between adolescent and child as a "double-benefit" experience for both. The program has established the preventative value of cross-age childcare as a means of increasing self-esteem, feelings of competence, and empathy for others in formerly delinquent or disturbed youth. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 35 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768 ; Best copy available