ERIC Number: ED231111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a School Program for Behaviorally Disordered Students: Monograph 2. Monograph Series in Behavior Disorders.
Rice, Ronald M.
Guidelines for developing school programs for behaviorally disordered (BD) youth, including program descriptions, and program staffing are presented. It is suggested that four concerns need to be addressed in the development of an educational program: (1) developing a program philosophy and general program goals for BD students, (2) identifying staff roles, (3) establishing the procedures and structure for accomplishing program goals, and (4) deciding where in the district the BD program should be placed. The following advantages of developing a program description are noted: communication problems can be avoided; the building administrator can more effectively supervise the program; and public relations are enhanced when the school can communicate in clear terms. Role descriptions for staff members, which can help to clarify individual and team responsibilities and simplify the hiring process, are discussed. The way that disciplinary procedures can be structured in the school setting to include most unacceptable behaviors is examined; and examples of extremely serious behaviors, serious behaviors, and moderately inappropriate behaviors are listed. The following materials developed by Monroe Middle School, Iowa, for a special class with integration for emotionally disabled students are presented: a program description, statements of role responsibilities, a policy for removal of a student from special education, and criteria for less/more restrictive environments. (SEW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Midwest Regional Resource Center.