ERIC Number: ED401512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Safety and Security/Conflict Resolution: Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Toronto Board, 1995.
Brown, Robert S.; And Others
The Conflict Resolution Advisory Team has been involved with establishing and maintaining Conflict Resolution programs at Toronto Board (Canada) elementary and secondary schools. Research and Assessment was requested to support the Advisory Team in an evaluation of the programs in 1995. Questionnaires were sent to students (n=1181) and teachers (n=324), and telephone interviews were conducted with facilitators of Conflict Resolution programs (n=36) between March and June, 1995. The survey found that although teachers and students had, on the whole, positive attitudes about the school they attended, teachers were more positive than were students. Additional findings were reported in regard to: how safe students and teachers felt their schools were, the degree to which students talked with adults if they had problems, the types of conflicts observed, the frequency of conflicts, the experiences students and teachers had of being threatened, the locations of conflicts, how conflicts were resolved, and the perceived effectiveness of the Conflict Resolution Progam.. Thirty-seven tables and 15 figures present data and statistical analysis. Two appendices present an overview of interviews with secondary and elementary program facilitator and copies of research instruments. (TS)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.