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ERIC Number: ED514115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 147
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-9345-4
A Comparative Analysis of Selected Variables of 12-to-15 Year Old Males in Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
Sinclair-Blake, Leslie C.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This study identified and compared selected variables of 12-15-year-old African American young men in special education programs and the juvenile justice system. A majority of African American young men who are placed in special education programs are also involved with the juvenile justice system. Through personal observations, interviews with special education teachers, and surveys of both parents and teachers, it was documented that students placed in special education programs in the Tri-County area of South Carolina are involved more frequently with the juvenile justice system than are regular education students. Reports from special education teachers indicated that these students are either on probation or have been incarcerated at some point during the academic school year. Placement of these students in special education classes and the juvenile justice system may have an effect on their future endeavors as they strive to become productive members of our society. This research provides educators, administrators, counselors and parents a small scale study defining common characteristics related to special education placement issues and incarceration, especially those of the African American young man. Results of the surveys may be beneficial in creating more appropriate guidelines for the placement of any student, but most importantly the African American male who is 12 to 15 years of age. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina