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ERIC Number: ED258352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Children with Behavior Problems (Through In-School Suspension).
Collins, Christopher G.
This article describes an in-class suspension program in a junior high school, designed by the Turn Around Program (TAP) committee of the Myron J. Michael School (Kingston, New York). The committee developed a specific model to fit their needs, emphasizing reform rather than punishment. Suspended students received tutoring, remediation, and individual and group counseling daily in a restricted environment. Goals included helping students return to the mainstream population quickly and permanently, reducing contagious disruptive behavior, increasing self-awareness, and enhancing self-esteem. Other objectives included improving attitudes toward authority, recognizing personal strengths, improving personal deficits, taking responsibility for individual actions, and working out specific home problems. The brief program brought immediate overall benefits, though no systematic research was done and there were no experimental or control groups involved. The program has been re-funded, and presently two classes in two junior high schools are in operation. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A