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The School-Community Guidance Center [microform] : Alternative Education for High-Risk Students 1988-89 / Lesley Anne Swanson and Nancy Baenen
Bib ID 5507324
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Swanson, Lesley Anne
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
35 p. 
Summary

The School-Community Guidance Center (SCGC) is an Austin, Texas alternative education program for high-risk students. It employs three project specialists to work with high-risk and delinquent students at two locations, Rice secondary school and a juvenile detention center. Most of the students are referred for disciplinary reasons. Students in grades 6-12 are housed together. Awards assemblies are held at the end of each 6-week grading period. Faculty and staff are encouraged to informally "adopt" students. Homework is assigned three times a week. Evaluation of the program indicated that: (1) most Rice students were more confident about staying in school through graduation; (2) a followup of Rice students 1 year after exit showed that 40 percent had dropped out and 40 percent were attending their home schools; (3) most of the Rice students were from low income families; (4) faculty turnover at Rice was high, a situation which may be related to the lack of salary incentives and special training; (5) gang membership emerged as a problem at Rice and the juvenile detention center; (6) the student teacher ratio at the juvenile detention center was 17:1; and (7) the recidivism rate for the juvenile detention center was 71 percent entered for the first time, 21 percent for the second time, and 8 percent for the third through seventh time. (ABL)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Texas Education Agency, Austin.

Educational level discussed: Middle Schools.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Delinquency.  |  Dropout Prevention.  |  High Risk Students.  |  High School Students.  |  Middle Schools.  |  Nontraditional Education.  |  Outcomes of Education.  |  Potential Dropouts.  |  School Guidance.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Student Problems.  |  Youth Problems.
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Baenen, Nancy, author  |  Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation
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