ERIC Number: ED311349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The School-Community Guidance Center: An Alternative for High-Risk Students. Final Technical Report 1988-89. Publication No. 88.25.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The School-Community Guidance Center (SCGC) program was established in November 1984 to serve high-risk Austin (Texas) Independent School District students removed from their home campuses for school disciplinary reasons, or by juvenile justice authorities for purposes of probation or judicial detention. Two project specialists are assigned to the alternative education program at Rice secondary school and one project specialist works at the Travis County Gardner House juvenile detention center. In school year 1988-89, total project enrollment was 1,027 students from grades 6 through 12. Project specialists assisted students to improve school attendance, improve academic performance, decrease disruptive behavior, decrease contact with the juvenile justice system, obtain vocational information, and develop good citizenship skills. An evaluation of the SCGC followed a holistic-inductive paradigm, based on naturalistic inquiry. Data gleaned from classroom observations, staff interviews, staff/student surveys, test results, and follow-up analyses were combined and sorted in order to describe and analyze various patterns. Twelve appendices making up the bulk of the document include: a program description; enrollment data; student characteristics; recidivism rate data; skills assessment results; descriptive information on Gardner House; annual project report to the Texas Education Agency; interview questions for project specialists; results of student and employee surveys; summer school information; and follow-up data on SCGC participants. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.