ERIC Number: ED471211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Corrections and Juvenile Justice: Current Education Practice for Youth with Learning and Other Disabilities. Monograph Series on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice.
Howell, Kenneth W.; Wolford, Bruce I.
This monograph, one of a series on youth with disabilities and the juvenile justice system, focuses on the educational services provided to youth with behavioral and cognitive disabilities placed in the juvenile justice system. It reports on a review of correctional system monitoring reports, materials from enforcement actions taken against correctional agencies, and interviews with correctional educators, administrators, and security staff. The review found that there was a frequent lack of understanding by correctional system practitioners of appropriate educational materials and supports for children and youth with disabilities. Evidence of this finding were the many violations found in Individual Education Programs prepared for youth placed in correctional settings. Specific recommendations for improving educational services to this population stress better assessment, instructional, and curricular practices. The report also identifies five major barriers to providing effective special education services in correctional settings. Improvements in system leadership and financial support at the state level are emphasized as necessary for overcoming existing barriers. Appended are a glossary of terms and a checklist of best practices. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Compliance (Legal), Correctional Education, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Juvenile Justice, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Placement, Special Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Correctional Education.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC. Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice.; National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice, College Park, MD.