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ERIC Number: ED124657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 179
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The Development of a Model for Implementing the Positive Peer Culture Program in an Inner-City High School.
Roffers, David William
The purpose of this study is the construction of an administrative model to deal with youth in conflict in inner-city high schools through the intervening therapeutic technique called Positive Peer Culture (P.P.C.) Development of this model was facilitated by analyzing the literature, nationwide visitations of P.P.C. Programs and results of questionnaires sent to existing P.P.C. programs. Results show P.P.C to be an effective technique for dealing with inner-city youths in conflict relative to school and community behaviors. Questionnaire results specifically show: (1) the need for adult leaders who are trained in the P.P.C. process before assuming responsibility for a group; (2) the need for general staff support for the program; (3) the need for a full-time P.P.C. administrator; (4) a recognition that the peer group is a more influential force in changing behavior than are adults in the school; and, (5) the lack of sophistication in the evaluation process of all programs. Recommendations from this study include a positive Peer Culture line diagram of duties and responsibilities for the P.P.C. administrator, a hypothetical budget for an average P.P.C. program and an implementation calendar for developing a program within 18 months. All the above recommendations are based on the outcomes of P.P.C. programs in this investigation. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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