ERIC Number: ED449116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program: Report on Year One, 1999-2000 School Year.
This report is the research component of the Center for Civic Education's School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program, a scheme for middle-school-aged students that develops intellectual and participatory skills essential to effective and responsible citizenship. The program is an attempt to draw attention to ways in which civic education can be used for violence prevention. It is a first step in acquiring research on the effects of curriculum on known behavior patterns that lead to violence. The report evaluates the program's first-year pilot, which was implemented in seven large urban school districts. It is organized by the following headings: "Introduction"; "Role of the Center for Civic Education in Development of Domestic and International Programs"; "Review of Recent Research"; "Need for Program"; "Objectives of the Program"; "Curriculum Design Using Center for Civic Education Materials and Methodology"; "Research Design"; "Identification of Target School Districts"; "Staffing"; "Site Coordinators"; "Site Evaluators"; "External Program Evaluators from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin"; "Statistician"; "Teacher Selection"; "Teacher Stipends, Substitute Pay and Training Sessions"; "Research Instruments"; Program Implementation"; "Number of Students in High-Implementation Experimental Groups and Control Groups"; "Statistical Methods"; "Conclusions of the Study and Implications for the Second Year"; and "Seven Case Studies (Brooklyn, New York; Denver Public Schools; Jefferson County Public Schools; Los Angeles Unified School District; Philadelphia School District; Queens, New York; Wake County Public Schools)." Includes ten appendices. (BB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Social Studies, Student Behavior, Violence
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.civiced.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
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