ERIC Number: ED213795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Compensatory Education and Confined Youth: A National Evaluation of Title I Programs in State Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Youth. Volume I.
Bartell, Ted; And Others
The purpose of this report is to describe the services of Title I programs currently operating in State institutions for neglected or delinquent youth across the country. Demographic and social characteristics of Title I students and staff, program characteristics, objectives and funding status, and institutional environment are discussed. It is reported that actual per student expenditures are approximately one-half of other State educational expenditures, although in adult institutions, Title I and regular State education funding are almost equal. Title I programs at sample facilities are held to emphasize basic reading and mathematics skills and individualized instruction more than regular classroom programs. Further, Title I programs in custody-oriented institutions place more emphasis on vocational education than do programs in treatment-oriented facilities, while treatment-oriented facilities emphasize academic achievement and affective growth to a greater extent. Problems reported include lack of clarity in Federal guidelines, dissatisfaction with monitoring and evaluation procedures, as expressed by facility personnel, instability of financial support, and inadequate personnel recruitment and inservice education procedures. (JCD)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Child Neglect, Compensatory Education, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Federal Programs, Institutional Environment, Institutionalized Persons, Program Administration, Program Attitudes, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Staff Development, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Teacher Background
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Studies and Evaluation Dept.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For related documents, see ED 197 043-044.