ERIC Number: ED449070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Building on the Best, Learning from What Works: Five Promising Discipline and Violence Prevention Programs.
American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
The five diverse programs in this booklet met the American Federation of Teachers' criteria for effectiveness and replicability (criteria and search process are listed at the end of the booklet). While two of the five programs in the booklet can be used at either the elementary or secondary level, three are only for the elementary level. Before deciding whether to adopt one of these programs, the booklet stresses, schools should conduct a careful self study to gain a better understanding of what is working and what needs to be improved. The booklet lists seven questions which school staffs should ask themselves before adopting an intervention program. The booklet outlines the following programs: Bullying Prevention Program (elementary/secondary), Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline (CMCD) (elementary/secondary), Good Behavior Game (GBG) (grades 1-2), I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) (pre-k through grade 6), and Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) (kindergarten through grade 5). Each outline contains materials needed, training, cost, main features, results, case studies, suggestions for effective implementation, additional resources, and contact information. (BT)
Descriptors: Bullying, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Student Behavior, Student Needs, Violence
American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 202-879-4400; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aft.org/.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.