ERIC Number: ED249668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Positive Alternatives to the Disciplinary Exclusion of Behaviorally Disordered Students. National Needs Analysis in Behavior Disorders.
Grosenick, Judith K., Ed.; Huntze, Sharon L.
Positive alternatives to disciplinary exclusion of behaviorally disordered children and youth are examined. Chapter 1 defines disciplinary exclusion and reviews its legal status. Chapter 2 describes common exclusionary practices (in-school suspension, continuous suspension, shortened school day, homebound instruction, alternative school placement, ignored truancy, and administrative transfer). Concepts of decorum and discipline are examined in chapter 3, which also considers approaches in which the decorum/discipline balance has become dysfunctonal. Suggestions are made for development of a positive, proactive, prosocial approach. Chapter 4 describes Florida's use of the individualized education program to address issues of suspension and expulsion. An in-school suspension program is cited, in chapter 5, as a positive approach by which students are helped to learn about consequences and coping skills. A final chapter, chapter 6, describes the role of alternative schools in programming for behavior disordered children. (CL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
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.
Note: For Individual chapters, see EC 170 465 (chapter 4) and EC 170 466 (chapter 6). Produced as part of the Project on National Needs Analysis/Leadership Training in Behavior Disorders.