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ERIC Number: ED391582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-24
Pages: 57
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Developing Strategies for Young Children To Deal with the Dangers of Strangers.
Breese, Julie; And Others
This report describes the implementation of a child safety-abduction awareness curriculum. The targeted population consisted of primary grade students in a growing, middle class, rural community located in northern Illinois. Assessment of students' skills revealed a lack of strategies to avoid child abduction. Analysis of probable cause data revealed student inability to use an appropriate strategy when presented with a child lure scenario. The faculty reported that no curriculum was being taught to improve these strategies for child safety. A review of solution strategies, combined with an analysis of the problem setting, resulted in the development and implementation of a child safety curriculum for the targeted grades of kindergarten, second and fourth. Determining curriculum effectiveness involved the assessment of students' use of strategies to avoid abduction. Post-intervention data indicated an increase in students' awareness and ability to use an appropriate strategy when presented with a child lure scenario. (Sixteen appendices include copies of the parent and teacher surveys, student interview, rubrics, safety posters, parent newsletter, and newsletter survey. Contains 18 references.) (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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