ERIC Number: ED037511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Police Partners Project: A Descriptive Evaluation.
Solomon, Alan; Brown, Edward
In an effort to counteract negative feelings toward the police on the part of inner-city children, this project sponsored field trips to police stations for elementary school children in Philadelphia. Improved relations between the police and the community, increased knowledge of the policeman's role, and familiarity with vocational opportunities within the police department were the objectives of this project. Sixty grade 6 students were randomly selected from two South Philadelphia elementary schools. The measuring instruments, administered before and after the trips, consisted of a semantic differential designed to identify attitudes toward the police and two response sheets upon which students listed police functions and vocational opportunities of which they were aware. Because of positive attitudes toward police indicated on both pre-and post-testing, no significant change in attitudes could be attributed to the project. However, participants' knowledge of police roles and career opportunities was significantly greater than that of non-participants. (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)