ERIC Number: EJ772531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Reference Count: 21
Appropriate Education, Juvenile Corrections, and No Child Left Behind
Leone, Peter E.; Cutting, Candace A.
Behavioral Disorders, v29 n3 p260-265 Jun 2004
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 promotes high-quality educational services for all children and youths, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, disability, income, or background. Despite the law's laudable goals, one group continues to be left behind: youths who are incarcerated in juvenile correctional facilities. These youths--particularly those with emotional or behavioral disorders--often fail to receive high-quality educational services for a multitude of reasons. The authors review current knowledge about youths with disabilities in juvenile corrections and factors associated with high-quality education programs. They then examine aspects of NCLB in the context of current practices in correctional education and conclude with a brief discussion of how NCLB might be used to improve education programs for incarcerated youths.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality, Institutionalized Persons, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Access to Education, Educational Improvement, Disabilities
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/behavioraldisorders/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001