ERIC Number: ED446311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug-4
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Design and Implementation of a Large-Sample Study of Schools.
Jones, Elizabeth M.
This paper describes a study undertaken to develop a comprehensive account of the levels of problem behavior in U.S. schools. It was designed to assess the nature, extent, and quality of prevention and intervention activity directed at problem behaviors in a representative sample of the nation's schools. Five kinds of information were collected: (1) examples were collected of prevention and intervention models being used; (2) principals identified activities their schools had in place to prevent delinquency, drug use, and other problem behaviors; (3) individuals knowledgeable about school prevention activities were surveyed to obtain detailed descriptions of specific prevention activities; (4) teachers and students were surveyed to obtain reports of their own participation in prevention activities; and (5) principals were surveyed a second time about disciplinary actions and crime in their schools. Activity questionnaires were used to obtain detailed descriptions of the nature, level, and quality of implementation of specific prevention activities. From the total sample of more than 17,000 prevention activities identified, one activity in each of 14 categories was sampled. Questionnaires were sent for about 7,100 activities and 3,700 were completed. All D.A.R.E. and peer mediation programs were sampled. (Contains 1 reference and 6 figures.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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