ERIC Number: ED141966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Program for Re-Educating Disturbed Children: A Follow-Up Comparison with Untreated Children. Final Report.
Emotionally disturbed (ED) children (6- to 12-years-old) attending a Re-Ed school were compared with children whose principals identified them as requiring help for behavioral and emotional problems to determine the effectiveness of Re-Ed schools. The Re-Ed school provided short term residential care to approximately 40 ED children. The program stressed educational rather than psychodynamic strategies and focused upon parents, schools and communities as well as the children. After leaving the residential setting, Re-Ed children had better self concepts, more internal controls and greater improvement in behavior than other Ss. Children who were achieving poorly improved academic performance and acting out children exhibited less motor and cognitive impulsivity. However, no changes in the acceptance of Re-Ed children by their peers appeared. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Education and Human Development.