ERIC Number: ED419180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Programs To Promote Safety and Civility. AEL Policy Briefs.
Information regarding school-based programs designed to promote safety and civility as well as reduce violence and disrespect toward school personnel and fellow students is provided in this document. It describes primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions. Primary interventions are defined as universally administered to all students and are designed to protect children from the risk of developing antisocial behavior. School-wide programs that teach conflict management and anger fall into this category. Some of the primary intervention programs discussed here include: "Alternatives to Gang Membership,""Child Development Project,""Collaborative Student Mediation Project,""Law-Related Education,""Peace Education Foundation,""PeaceBuilders,""Peer Mediation in Schools Program,""Project S.T.O.P.(Schools Teaching Options for Peace),""Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS),""Resolving Conflict Creatively Program," and "Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP): The Richmond Youth Against Violence Project." Programs that are designed for secondary intervention--strategies that target individual students known to be at risk for antisocial behavior--are also described and include: "Conflict Resolution Project,""First Steps,""Positive Adolescents Choices Training (PACT) Program," and "Self Enhancement, Inc." Some programs that combine primary and secondary interventions include "FAST Track," and "Metropolitan Area Child Study." Other types of school-based programs, such as "Educators for Social Responsibility" and "Preparing Instructional Teams to Teach Effective Citizenship Education," are also detailed. Tips for developing and implementing schoolwide programs, along with lists of considerations to be examined by policy makers, are provided. Contact information for each program is given. (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.