ERIC Number: ED394094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun-28
Reducing Suspensions of Minority Males through a Group Guidance/Mentoring Intervention Program.
Campbell-Peralta, Pamela J.
The 1990s are being labeled as the era of juvenile crime and violence. This program was developed, implemented, and targeted for adolescent minority males (n=25), in order to: (1) help identify at-risk students; (2) provide guidance; (3) provide strategies for academic success; (4) provide mentors; and (5) reduce the number of suspensions. Faculty and staff were first in-serviced on the value of creating a positive environment for learning. The at-risk students participated in an intensive 12-week group counseling intervention program. Objectives for the program were: for 70% of the targeted students not to receive a suspension for disruptive disobedience or fighting; for 100% of the students to academically pass for the year; and for 80% of the students to demonstrate a positive change in behavior. Although only the third objective was met, the program was successful overall. Each member of the targeted group was provided with a mentor and peer tutor. Career exploration was used as a motivator for the program. Twelve Appendices include suspension reports, a parent permission letter, a field trip letter, a progress report, and evaluation forms. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Science Research Report, Nova Southeastern University.