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ERIC Number: EJ885719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Considerations for the Placement of Youth with EBD in Alternative Education Programs
Atkins, Trent; Bartuska, Jamie
Beyond Behavior, v19 n2 p14-20 Win 2010
Alternative education programs (also called alternative schools) first appeared on the American landscape in the 1960s. Despite the proliferation of these programs, a generic description of what constitutes an alternative education program, historically, has been elusive. Most alternative education programs have the general criteria of serving youth who are at risk of school failure, including students with disabilities. Although alternative education programs exist in both rural and urban areas, research documenting the effectiveness of the programs is scant. The purpose of this article is threefold: (a) to describe the characteristics of a small group of youth with disabilities before and during their attendance at an alternative education program; (b) to describe several characteristics of the alternative education programs they attend; and (c) to provide recommendations for parents and practitioners to consider when deciding if an alternative education program is an appropriate placement for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) or other disabilities. (Contains 3 tables.)
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:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon