Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

According to the National Center for Juvenile Justice, an average of 71,000 adolescents reside in juvenile detention centers on any given day. Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) and juvenile detention centers in the United States are struggling to educate adolescents properly in order to reduce recidivism and encourage academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine the educational system within DAEPs and to find a solution for the increasing rate of recidivism and delinquency among juveniles. Through the analysis and review of 10 current research articles, the study highlighted the importance of quality education for students within DAEPs. Findings support previous research that showed increased rates of literacy and mathematic skills decrease criminal behavior. I suggest closer relationships between students and teachers to create a more consistent educational environment, increasing the success of adolescents outside of these programs, thereby reducing the numbers of juveniles remaining in detention centers.

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Apr 14th, 9:00 AM Apr 14th, 10:00 AM

Evaluating Education Within Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs and Juvenile Detention Centers

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

According to the National Center for Juvenile Justice, an average of 71,000 adolescents reside in juvenile detention centers on any given day. Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) and juvenile detention centers in the United States are struggling to educate adolescents properly in order to reduce recidivism and encourage academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine the educational system within DAEPs and to find a solution for the increasing rate of recidivism and delinquency among juveniles. Through the analysis and review of 10 current research articles, the study highlighted the importance of quality education for students within DAEPs. Findings support previous research that showed increased rates of literacy and mathematic skills decrease criminal behavior. I suggest closer relationships between students and teachers to create a more consistent educational environment, increasing the success of adolescents outside of these programs, thereby reducing the numbers of juveniles remaining in detention centers.