ERIC Number: ED126420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Disruptive Behavior: Prevention and Control.
Davis, Bernard; Thomson, Scott
The Practitioner: A Newsletter for the On-Line Administrator, n2 Entire Issue Apr 1976
Delinquency and vandalism are serious problems in secondary schools today. These problems, coupled with the fear of retaliation and the complications of the present legal system, are examined for causes and possible solutions in this newsletter article. Some causes of this delinquency are listed as: (1) alienation from society due to economic difficulties; (2) prolonged adolescent dependence; (3) large schools; and (4) the effect of television violence. The article further delineates a profile of a typical delinquent youth with reference to age, sex, family background, SES, education, work, social behavior, attitudes, and future plans. Possible solutions designed to help delinquent students are: (1) alternative educational settings; (2) career exploration and vocational training; (3) more significant and effective punishment of offenders; (4) written codes defining appropriate student behavior; (5) early detection of delinquency through truancy rates; and (6) greater parental involvement. The article lists 11 classifications of programs and provides 16 examples of actual delinquency prevention and rehabilitation programs together with contact persons and addresses. (HLM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Delinquency Causes, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Identification, Newsletters, Program Descriptions, Research Projects, School Vandalism, Secondary Education, Student Alienation, Student School Relationship
Research Department, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 (HC $0.50, payment must accompany orders of $10.00 or less, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.