ERIC Number: EJ905961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
Negative Peer Influence in Special Needs Classes--A Risk for Students with Problem Behaviour?
Muller, Christoph Michael
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v25 n4 p431-444 Nov 2010
Children and adolescents with aggressive and delinquent behaviours are often educated in special needs classes with others who exhibit the same kind of challenging behaviour. Beside the opportunities provided by this approach there are also risks, as several studies point to the problem of negative peer influence among this student population. Hence, in this article, potential risks of aggregating youth with behavioural difficulties in special needs classes are discussed and implications of the findings for practice and research are presented.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Risk, Peer Influence, Student Attitudes, Inclusion, Children, Adolescents, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Aggression, Delinquency
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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