ERIC Number: ED333654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education in Juvenile Corrections. Working with Behavioral Disorders: CEC Mini-Library.
Leone, Peter E.; And Others
The booklet reviews the literature and offers practical suggestions for providing special education services to incarcerated youth with special learning, social, or emotional needs. The booklet examines the following topics: (1) handicapping conditions among juvenile offenders (the most common are mental retardation, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders); (2) probable causes for overrepresentation of youth with disabilities among juvenile offenders (poorly developed social skills and inability to comprehend questions and warnings); (3) educational services in juvenile corrections (including detention centers, juvenile correctional institutions, schools, camps, and ranches); (4) administrative arrangements and service providers (the public schools, departments of social services, juvenile justice and corrections, and private agencies); (5) promising practices (functional assessments, curriculum, and instruction; transition services; and collaborative linkages among courts, schools, correctional facilities, and aftercare programs); (6) future trends (more private facilities, intermediate sentencing, and larger numbers of serious offenders in juvenile facilities); and (7) professional development (covering dropout prevention, functional curricula, and advocacy support for disabled students at risk for adjudication). Includes 56 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Administration, Correctional Education, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Incidence, Institutionalized Persons, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($8.90 each, $72.00 set of nine; members, $6.25 each, $50.00 set; stock no. P344).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.