ERIC Number: ED340153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Corrections and the Exceptional Student. ERIC Digest #E509.
Leone, Peter E.; And Others
This digest summarizes available information on the educational needs of disabled youth in correctional facilities. The high incidence of disabilities among incarcerated youth is noted and explanations are offered (e.g., they may not be recognized as disabled). The following topics are addressed: entitlement of youths with disabilities in correctional facilities to the substantive and due process rights of Public Law 94-142; the types of correctional programs in which special educational services are provided; agencies that provide special education services to incarcerated youth; and practices recommended for special education of incarcerated youth, such as functional assessment and instruction, transition services, and collaborative linkages. Includes 11 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Prisoners, Special Education
Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid, product no. E-509).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.