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ERIC Number: ED360718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of In-School Suspension Programs.
Siskind, Theresa G.; And Others
Findings of a study that determined the effectiveness of the Berkeley County (South Carolina) in-school suspension (ISS) program are presented in this paper. Methodology involved personal interviews conducted with the ISS director and ISS teacher in 8 middle and 8 high schools in the county, a total of 16 principals and 16 teachers. Findings indicate that there is not uniformity across the programs, although most employ techniques suggested by the literature. Programs are more punitive than therapeutic, counseling is not used systematically, and additional inservice training is needed. Minor discrepancies existed between the views of directors and teachers, who differed in their perceptions of the degree of authoritarianism in the student-teacher relationship. Finally, the study was unable to isolate program characteristics that relate to student behavior in the ISS classroom. It is recommended that the district conduct a regular annual program evaluation and a midyear formative evaluation. One table is included. Appendices contain the interview guides. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A