ERIC Number: ED193766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-11
Reference Count: 0
An Approach to Combat Student Misbehavior at the Ninth Grade Level: The Committee on Referral and Evaluation (C.O.R.E.).
Newman, Daniel G.
The Committee on Referral and Evaluation (CORE) was the second phase of a two-phased practicum designed to improve the behavior of students identified as hard-core discipline problems. The first phase was a computer discipline record-keeping system used to identify problem students. The CORE Program combined school, community, and state agencies in an effort to intervene at an early level, the ninth grade, to solve current discipline problems and prevent future problems. A student identified as a hard-core discipline problem was evaluated by the committee to determine the best "prescription" for treatment. Possible treatments included family counseling at a local agency; counseling by a teacher or student; a new program of study; a job-experience program; a home-study, correspondence, or night school program; vocational rehabilitation; the Job Corps; a community college program; a mental hygiene clinic; private psychiatric care; or other community resources. The last resort was expulsion. Spinoffs of the program were a substance abuse prevention program for all ninth graders and a career counseling program. The program succeeded in enrolling all participants in a therapeutic program, informing parents about CORE, facilitating counselor contact with all students, reducing suspensions by 25 percent, and reducing the number of detentions for those involved. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Seaford School District DE
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Part II, Nova University. Tabl