ERIC Number: ED132761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
The Education and Socialization of Institutionalized Emotionally Disturbed Children and Youth. Final Report.
Finch, Thomas E.; And Others
Presented is the final report of a project designed to examine the nature of educational and socialization programs within 90 institutions serving emotionally disturbed (ED) children (primarily 6-18 years old). In an introductory section, study goals and objectives are noted to include determination of what educational programs are available to institutionalized ED children and youth and identification of particularly innovative and effective model programs. Covered in section 2 on methodology are the following project tasks: literature search, selection of the advisory panel, sampling procedures, respondent categories, instrument development, pretest and Office of Management and Budget clearance, data collection procedures, document editing, coding and keypunching, data analysis, and report preparation. The bulk of the document is devoted to survey results and analysis which are summarized as indicating major problem areas relating to the behavioral and academic problems of the students; the conflict between the clinical and educational staff as to who will control the philosophy and direction of the educational program; lack of funds, staff, and space; and unavailability of special facilities, staff, and electives. Reviewed in section 4 are such model program components as no-fail grading systems, outdoor education, orientation brochures, and family modules. Discussed in section 5 are recommendations made by project staff for research and demonstration activities in teacher training, information dissemination, formation of a professional association, development of community involvement programs, implementation of a vocational education program, and development of assessment instruments. Appended materials include an analysis of the state laws governing educational programs offered by institutions for the emotionally disturbed, sample survey instruments, and an interviewer's manual. (SBH)
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Institutionalized Persons, Models, Needs Assessment, Professional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Residential Programs, Socialization, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Applied Management Sciences, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.