ERIC Number: ED349679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Developing an In-School Suspension Program in an Elementary School as an Alternative to Home-Bound Suspension.
Outcomes of an inschool suspension program implemented at a New England elementary school are described in this practicum report. Because out-of-school suspension may place children at educational and physical risk, the inschool program was developed to reduce school absences, provide continuing instruction, and serve both rehabilitative and putative functions. Data were collected through a pilot teacher survey; interviews with staff, students, and parents; and document analysis of case referral reports, student records, and teachers' checklists of student behavior. Students who participated in the 4-month program had fewer absences, maintained their grades, and demonstrated greater insight into their behaviors. Although the project was judged to be a success, problems involved increased teacher workloads and an overrepresentation of minority students among those who were suspended. Funding for a part-time teacher/counselor is recommended. A copy of the teacher pilot survey in included in the appendix. (Contains 16 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.