TITLE

Special Education Programs for Youth with Disabilities in Juvenile Corrections

AUTHOR(S)
Leone, Peter E.; Drakeford, Will; Meisel, Sheri M.
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Jun2002, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Special education services are available to youth with disabilities in many juvenile correctional facilities in the United States. However in recent years, parents and advocates have challenged the adequacy of services in many states. This article briefly discusses the overrepresentation of youth with disabilities in juvenile corrections, reviews the role of education and literacy in facilitating positive adult outcomes and suggests differential goals for education programs in short-term versus long-term institutions. The requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provide a framework for discussion of special education service delivery and the paper concludes with an examination of challenges facing correctional educators
ACCESSION #
11094672

 

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