ERIC Number: ED105279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Management Study of the Division of Special Schools. Final Report. [Summary and Appendices].
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Sacramento, CA.
The three volume report documents the project to review and evaluate the educational component of the Los Angeles County Juvenile Camp System: the first volume summarizes the project; the second presents in detail the project design, findings and conclusions, recommendations, and guidelines for implementation; and the third volume contains extensive appendixes (instruments and percentages derived from data). Objectives of the study were: (1) identify educational needs, current and projected, in the youth detention facilities; (2) give priority ranking to educational objectives; (3) evaluate effectiveness in terms of needs and priorities; and (4) recommend changes, new programs, staffing patterns, management procedures, and improvements in communication and coordination within the special schools division and with other agencies. The data base was taken from interviews with 101 school staff members, 106 probation department staff members, 43 camp students, 168 released students, and from camp file reviews of 203 males and 60 females and public school file reviews of 104 released students. Findings identified problems in the camp system stemming from administrative structure and the special need for individual attention to students. Recommendations, their priorities, and the administrative groups responsible for their implementation are covered in detail. (MDW)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Data Analysis, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Administration, Institutional Schools, Institutionalized Persons, Interviews, Measurement Instruments, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Special Schools, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Council on Criminal Justice, Sacramento.; Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Authoring Institution: Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Sacramento, CA.