ERIC Number: ED391995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Effective Practices in Juvenile Correctional Education: A Study of the Literature and Research 1980-1992.
Coffey, Osa D.; Gemignani, Maia G.
This publication, a literature review on effective practices in juvenile correctional education, is intended to challenge all who are in a position to influence the future course of the education of juvenile delinquents. It is based on the conviction that education can and must play a greater role in the lives of delinquent and at-risk youth in order to stem the tides of juvenile predatory crime, gang membership, hopelessness, and death. If correctional education is to play a more significant role leading to greater positive results, it needs to be thoroughly reformed--perhaps even reinvented. Part I: Analytical Overview by Topical Area of the Literature and Research in Juvenile Correctional Education, summarizes and analyzes 13 topics of special interest (e.g. the context of correctional education, psychoeducational models, transition programs) for administrators, teachers, school principals, and the academic and research communities. Part II: Documented Effective Practices in the Education of At-risk and Delinquent Youth, summarizes the findings from several bodies of literature and research such as correctional education, Job Corps, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), and the Effective Schools research. Part III: Bibliography with Abstracts, includes 360 annotations and abstracts which provide enough information to allow the user to determine whether to track down and read the source document in its entirety. A subject index is also included. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Correctional Education, Criminals, Delinquency, Delinquency Causes, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Juvenile Justice, Literature Reviews, Potential Dropouts, Recidivism, Special Needs Students, Transitional Programs, Violence, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.