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ERIC Number: ED385792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning Program Delivery To Accommodate the Individual Educational Needs of Young Offenders in a Secure Custody Facility.
Langer, Geraldine
The relatively high incidence of troubled youth with poor academic skills in the areas of reading, language arts, and math has been, and continues to be, a very real concern in Canada. This fact in itself is indicative of existing problems in providing effective educational services to troubled youth. The school itself has been equated with being a major contributing factor to the problem. Alternative educational strategies were implemented through the redesigning of the existing academic program delivery system within a secure custody facility. Specifically, a program utilizing individualized, one-on-one instruction was designed and implemented. The youth involved in the project, at the end of a specified time period, demonstrated success in one or more of the identified subject areas of reading, writing, and/or math as evidenced by a measure of growth resulting from the comparison of achievement results attained before implementation, and after the project has ended. The purpose was to provide evidence to support the recommendation for modification of current methods of educational delivery. Documentation and statistics in table and graphic form of the results are included. Contains 24 references. (JE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A