Promising Education Practices forDelinquent Youth: A Review of the Evidence

Aline K. Major, Florida State University
Trinetia Respress, Florida State University

During the past decade there has emerged a growing national reform movement to improve the quality of education for delinquent youth. This reform movement reflects an increasing recognition of the role of effective education in reducing subsequent delinquent behavior. Some of the major reform initiatives that have emerged include the use of technology in the classroom, smaller class sizes, and more highly trained teachers. However, empirical validation of what constitutes effective educational practices and successful delivery of quality education services to delinquent youth remains incomplete. This paper reviews the relevant literature toward the end of identifying specific "promising education practices" for delinquent youth.

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