ERIC Number: ED121875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Special Student Concerns Project. Summary No. 1 of Phase I.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Technical Assistance.
Louisiana received funds under Title VII of the Emergency School Aid Act to conduct a 23 month Special Students Concerns Project, aimed at eliminating the disproportionately high incidence of suspension, expulsions, and other disciplinary action involving minority group students in public schools. As proposed, the first six to eight months of the project (Phase 1) were characterized by research and data gathering. This document is the first in a series of four analytical reports relating to Phase 1 activities of the project, and concentrates specifically on identification of probable causes of suspensions and expulsions; student enrollment, absenteeism; and suspension and expulsion numbers and percentages statewide and in the 11 cooperating local education agencies. In addition to gathering the raw data which constitutes the major part of this report, interviews were held with students, teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, professional staff personnel from local boards, and parents in the 11 participating systems. The purpose of these informal interviews was to gain more insight as to what each group perceived as the root causes of suspensions and expulsions. A questionnaire dealing with corporal punishment was also developed and given to parents, students, and administrators. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Technical Assistance.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana