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ERIC Number: ED318170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 109
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of Ozanam's Special Education Program.
De Souza, Eros
The special education program of Ozanam Home for Boys, Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri), a private residential psychiatric facility serving about 60 emotionally disturbed adolescent males, was examined. Detailed eco-behavioral data were collected on a sample of one "active" student, one "passive" student, and two controls. Data for all four students showed that the most frequently occurring composite throughout observed lessons was active academic response, followed by passive response and competing behaviors. The entire population of 70 students and 15 teachers was queried concerning satisfaction with the program. Students frequently praised the teachers for their help and reported progress academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. Teachers reported student academic progress, support from the administration, and an overall pleasant school atmosphere. Achievement data from past cohorts (N=73) showed a weak trend in gain scores from pre-test to post-test. The 21 out of 79 former students who were able to be contacted appeared to be functioning at an average level. The evaluation report concludes with seven bibliographic references, observation code definitions, and copies of the student and teacher questionnaire. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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