ERIC Number: ED343834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Values, Influences, and Peers (VIP) Program Review.
This report reviews the Values, Influences, and Peers (VIP) program in the Peel, Ontario schools. Originally developed as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the VIP program was first introduced in Peel in 1983 as a pilot initiative in one school. Launched as a response to an increase in vandalism in the Peel schools, the program was from its inception delivered with the assistance of the Peel Regional Police, who presented 3 of the 12 lessons of the program. Specifically, the program was designed to help grade 6 students learn to cope with negative peer pressure and to provide them with opportunities to develop positive self-concepts and the habits and values of good citizenship. This review of the VIP program was intended to determine its efficiency and effectiveness in its first years of use. Five research objectives were formulated toward this end: (1) to gather demographics on VIP program delivery; (2) to evaluate the mandated teacher service on the VIP program; (3) to determine program impact by evaluating student, teacher, and school administrator attitudes, insights, and awareness related to major VIP program objectives; (4) to evaluate attitudes toward/impact of the police involvement in VIP program; and (5) to evaluate parents' awareness and perceptions of the VIP program. The report contains 11 sections: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Recommendations; (3) Overview of the VIP Program; (4) Rationale for the Review; (5) Objectives and Timeframe; (6) Demographics on VIP Program Delivery; (7) Mandated Teacher Inservice on VIP; (8) VIP Program Impact; (9) Involvement of the Peel Regional Police in VIP; (10) Parent Perceptions of VIP; and (11) Summary and Conclusions. Fourteen appendices include the program survey instruments, sample pre- and post-program sociomoral reasoning tasks, and summative surveys for students, teachers, administrators, and parents. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peel Board of Education, Mississauga (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Peel Board of Education ON