ERIC Number: ED188289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-1
Reference Count: 0
A Three Phase Program to Curb Vandalism and Theft in Schools.
Olson, John R.
This paper describes a three-phase program for curtailment of vandalism and theft that was implemented in a Wisconsin high school. Using decision-making models as described by Kohlberg, the program was designed to respond to a variety of moral reasoning levels present across grade levels. Thus, phase 1 of the program was designed to manage or apprehend students whose behaviors are not dictated by morals or conventions--Kohlberg's concept of premoral behavior. Phase 2 was designed to deter those negative behaviors motivated by Kohlberg's concept of preconventional reasoning. Finally, phase 3 was designed to direct the logic and sense of students motivated by Kohlberg's concept of conventionality. The program not only reduced the costs and incidence of vandalism and thefts, the paper concludes, but positively affected the attitudes of younger students first entering high school. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kohlberg (Lawrence); Wisconsin (Madison)
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