ERIC Number: ED479346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
School-Related Characteristics of Male Juveniles.
Sapp, Gary L.; Abbott, Gypsy A.
School-related characteristics of 256 male juveniles under the jurisdiction of a Family Court system were examined by perusing court records and conducting individual interviews with the juveniles. Results indicated that most juveniles last attended eighth grade, more than 81% had failed at least once, and more than half had fought frequently at school. Assessment of cognitive ability using WISC-III and WAIS-R tests indicated that their Full Scales IQs fell in the Borderline to Low Average range, with less than 25% scoring in the average range. The significance of school-related characteristics is discussed and implications for school reform are articulated. (Contains 13 references and 5 tables.) (Author)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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