ERIC Number: ED171068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Focus on Alienated Minority Youth: The Multidisciplinary Approach.
Knight, Octavia B.
The report focuses on prevention and intervention strategies for reducing violent and vandalistic behavior of alienated secondary school youth, particularly those from minority groups. Suggestions are offered for regular and resource teachers as well as others concerned with adolescents presenting behavior problems. Initial sections address a description of the alienated youth population, the cycle of frustration and failure experienced by minority youth, disruptive behavior as a public problem, parental responsibility, and the role of the school. The School Climate Approach to prevention is explained to deal with improving interpersonal relationships among students, parents, teachers, and the school community with emphases on self image, academic skill and human relations skill development. It is stressed that the multidisciplinary concept is necessary for effective intervention with alienated youth. Psychological consequences of alienation as well as benefits from intervention are also mentioned. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (57th, Dallas, Texas, April 22-27, 1979, Session W-7)