ERIC Number: ED157181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Scholastic Experiences, Self-Esteem, and Delinquent Behavior: A Theory for Alternative Schools.
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter presents theory and data that indicate that alternative educational programs with certain characteristics are a promising method for the prevention and treatment of delinquent behavior. The theory proposes that delinquent behavior is a manifestation of a psychological defense against threats to self-esteem, much of the threat originating in experiences at school. Individualized educational programs that maximize success experiences and provide for more personal teacher-student relationships have the potential to reduce the provocations for and strengthen the controls against delinquency. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Theories, Delinquent Behavior, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Nontraditional Education, School Vandalism, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Role, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 13 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768