Quality of time-out facilities

Recent numbers in the Netherlands show a large increase in use of time-out facilities, i.e., special educational services intended for maladjusted adolescents of secondary school age who have dropped out due to severe problem behaviour. Studies on referrals to out-of-school facilities in the Netherlands however, still report invalid decision-making procedures and a lack of well presented and justified evidence. Do teachers and schools refer students that are really different or do they set random examples?



The research is funded by the 'Samenwerkingsverband Zuid-Holland West' (SWVZHW).

Last Modified: 08-01-2016