ERIC Number: ED382907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-9
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Effects of a Violence Prevention Program on Student Understanding of Violence.
Enger, John M.; And Others
As violence becomes one of society's greatest concerns, schools are faced with decisions on implementing violence prevention strategies. One such program was implemented into the health education curriculum for middle-level students in the seventh grade (n=130) in rural Mississippi. An adaptation of the Prothrow-Stith "Violence Prevention: Curriculum for Adolescents" (1987) was introduced as a primary intervention for students to become aware of the consequences of violence and strategies to dissuade violent behavior. The curriculum was presented in eight units: (1) violence in society; (2) homicide: (3) risk factors; (4) anger: (5) expressing anger: (6) fighting; (7) what leads up to a fight; and (8) alternatives to fighting. During the program, students were actively engaged in discussions. Invited speakers and panelists served as resources from the community. Students enjoyed the videotaped role playing and subsequent viewings. Using a test to measure knowledge about violence prevention, significant knowledge gains were shown by seventh grade students taking the violence prevention curriculum. Contains 12 references. (JE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Primary Prevention
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).