ERIC Number: ED225884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Impact of the 1980-81 Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS) Program.
Peters, Leslie K.; Laverty, Grace E.
Evaluation of the elementary school Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS) focuses on the effectiveness of the program in its first year in the Pennsylvania schools. The program emphasizes crime prevention, students' responsibility, student protection, and safety. Data were obtained from 157 responses to an implementation survey; 242 questionnaires completed by teachers; 83 interviews with teachers, parents, and administrators; and pre/post assessments of students' attitudes and cognitive development. Participants in the study stated that they believed the program had been very useful. Most teachers reported that the program format was clear; that the lessons encouraged student discussion, could easily be incorporated into the existing curriculum, and were relevant; and that students had benefited from the program. Over 70 percent of the parents indicated that JETS had helped their children examine attitudes and values. Over half of the administrators planned to expand the implementation effort to include additional classrooms and/or grade levels. Changes in student attitudes and knowledge were difficult to assess since many of the schools began the program too late to allow completion. Appendices provide the JETS implementation questionnaire, assessment of justice education teaching strategies, teacher questionnaire, and interview guides for teachers, administrators, and parents. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Planning, Research, Evaluation and Dissemination.