ERIC Number: ED316822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
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An Intervention Program to Reduce the Number of Discipline Referrals of High-Risk Ninth-Grade Students.
Yanossy, William J.
A survey of teachers and students at a high school located in a small city within an argicultural district indicated the need for school administration to seek solutions and strategies for the problem of excessive discipline referrals among ninth graders. A target group of high-risk students (N=20) was identified with chronic discipline problems. The target group revealed that most students were disinterested in school and had failing grades. A humanistic approach was used with the target group. Implementation included parent conferences, home-school contracts, study halls with peer tutors, administrative counseling and praise, assertive discipline, and reducing the avenues for disruptive behaviors over a period of 10 weeks. A post-survey and individual reports indicated positive results. A faculty survey indicated a 2% decrease in discipline referrals from high academic classes and an 11% decrease in the basic classes with respect to discipline referrals. The number of students referred to the alternative program was reduced by 35%. The student survey showed a 20% increase in positive peer influence and a 25% increase in the target students' attitudes towards school. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.