ERIC Number: ED328365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reducing the Suspension Rate among the Disaffected Elementary School Population.
Rosado, Robert J.
An assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction implemented and evaluated a practicum intervention designed to reduce the suspension rate among disaffected elementary school students through a counselor intervention program. Goals of the practicum were to reduce the suspension rate among previously suspended students and decrease the number of potential suspensions by counseling students before a suspension situation occurred. During a 3-month period, students participated in a program in which they learned to identify their problems, get along with peers, use appropriate conflict resolution strategies, and receive rewards for their success. Parents, staff, counselors, and students participated in the program. Evaluation data indicated that the suspension rate was reduced dramatically and school staff used counselors in the program to prevent suspensions of disaffected students. Appendices provide a behavior problem documentation form, a sample clinical journal, a student referral form, a student contract, teacher feedback forms, and a sample letter to parents. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.