Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Karen Tardrew, Ed. D.
The proposal examines the effectiveness of juvenile boot camps and their impact on minority youth by examining literature and by extensive research using mixed methods of two separate programs in Wisconsin. In-depth interviews were conducted, and surveys were administered to staff and boot camp participants. Based on the analysis of the data, generally, participants reported positive short-term changes in attitudes and behaviors; they also had better problem solving and coping skills.
The Challenge Academy responds to the demands of this proposal and fiscally demonstrates that it is a good Return on Investment (ROI) offering a more inclusive program of character development, education enrichment, and supportive services, mentoring and follow-up. The U.S. Department of Labor proposal recommends expanding the model.
Williams, Gregory Tyrone, "The Effectiveness of Juvenile Boot Camps and Their Impact on Minority Youth" (2016). Dissertations. 165.
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