ERIC Number: ED239435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
More Questions Than Answers: Review and Analysis of Programs for Behaviorally Disordered Children and Youth. National Needs Analysis in Behavior Disorders.
Grosenick, Judith K.; Huntze, Sharon L.
The monograph details a process for evaluating programs for behaviorally disordered students as well as the results of that analysis. Initial chapters consider the establishment of criteria for well-conceptualized programs and review of a broad literature search on programs for this population. Difficulties are noted with minimal information on many components of 81 identified programs. A chapter on outcome summarized the 81 programs as a group according to quality of discussion on eight program criteria: philosophy, goals, population, entry, methods, exit, evaluation, and operations. Among findings were that exit criteria was the weakest element described, while methodology and operations discussions were the strongest. A final chapter cites questions raised by the data, including reasons for over-representation of mental health programs and programs for adolescents and the nuture of distinctions between programs and programming. Implications for teacher education and the sharing of professional information are considered. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.