ERIC Number: ED364816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Project STOP Final Evaluation Report, 1991-1992. OREA Report.
Payne, Mabel; And Others
This report presents the results of the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment's (OREA) evaluation of the implementation of the first year (1991-1992) of Project STOP (Schools Teaching Options for Peace), a comprehensive conflict resolution and peer mediation program for middle schools in the New York City Public Schools. It describes Project STOP as consisting of three components: (1) student peer mediation; (2) curriculum; and (3) parents. The majority of the data presented in this report came from on-site interviews with school-based project participants in 7 of the 15 STOP schools. Chapter I gives an overview of the background of the project, program description, and evaluation objectives and methodology. Chapter II details participant selection as well as demographic and conflict resolution/mediation experience prior to project enrollment. Chapter III discusses training activities and participants' reactions to them. Chapter IV presents agency implementation findings, and chapter V focuses on school-based participants' perceptions of and reactions to their program experiences. Chapter VI details school-based participants' assessments of project success, and chapter VII contains OREA conclusions and recommendations for program improvement. Also included are references and an evaluation report addendum. The evaluation concludes that the first year of Project STOP was successful, and that the level of implementation was more successful at some schools than others. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Peace, Peer Mediation, Peer Relationship, Urban Education
Ms. Mabel Payne, Research Unit Manager, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston St., Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.