ERIC Number: ED357593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Beyond Mere Debate: Research Questions Related to the Debate over the SED Definition.
Center, David B.
This paper addresses research implications of proposed modifications of the definition of "severe emotional disturbance" to include students with conduct disorders. Research questions focus on understanding the nature of antisocial, aggressive behavior in children and youth and identifying what services they need. Research is cited suggesting that causes of such behavior are basically environmental, due to cognitive deficits, or to inadequate socialization. Eight questions which research should focus on initially are discussed, including identifying the critical variables of conduct disorders resulting from environmental factors or biological factors and clarifying the role of cognitive deficits. Additional research questions address development of corrective interventions, implications for education, and the role of other service providers. (Contains 34 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).