ERIC Number: ED202101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Selected Programs for Reducing Truant and Disruptive Behavior in Schools. AEL Occasional Paper 004. Volume 1.
Ryan, Thomas P.
Several years ago the Virginia Department of Education provided grants to local school districts for several pilot programs addressing the problem of truancy and disruptive behavior by students. Six promising programs selected from these pilot projects, and eight additional programs not originally funded through the Virginia grants, were examined in order to develop a wide scope descriptive model for dealing with disruption and truancy. The intention was to provide information enabling school systems to define their problems, match those problems with potential solutions, select a solution, and implement that solution. This document describes the selection of programs to be analyzed, the methods used to disseminate information about the programs, and the methods for and results of evaluation of the dissemination process. Appendixes include materials disseminated to school districts informing them of the programs available, as well as materials giving further basic information on each of the programs. Lengthier narrative descriptions of the programs intended to be sent only to districts requesting specific information are reproduced in the second volume of this report. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Note: For a related document, see EA 013 541.