ERIC Number: ED170991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
An Essay on Incarcerated Youth: An Oppressed Group.
Johnson, John L.
The article discusses the provision of educational services to incarcerated youth (all children in institutional settings, but particularly delinquents). Issues examined include the locus of authority for the education of the incarcerated, the need for adequate needs assessment data so that more systematic planning can be done, the need to organize available data into some meaningful picture, and the prejudice and bias that are part of the dynamics of who gets incarcerated. Some future perspectives are also offered. (DLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bias, Delinquency, Educationally Disadvantaged, Emotional Disturbances, Institutionalized Persons, Needs Assessment, Opinions
The Council for Exceptional Children, Information Services and Publications, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Information Center on Exceptional Children.
Note: The paper appeared in a special issue of Exceptional Children on "The Yet to Be Served Children" April 1979