ERIC Number: ED454344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Prevention That Works! A Guide for Developing School-Based Drug and Violence Prevention Programs.
Knowles, Cynthia R.
This book helps educators produce assessments of their schools' drug and violence prevention programs. It contains over 30 separate resources that can be adapted to specific evaluations (e.g., sample youth and adult participant feedback sheets, sample classroom observation sheets and teacher implementation logs, sample en-route participant feedback, sample teacher surveys of curriculum content, data summary logs, sample student risk surveys, and sample parent consent forms). There are also guidelines, glossaries, and advice on online funding. The 12 chapters are: (1) "Getting Started: Establishing Your Work Group"; (2) "Writing Goals and Objectives"; (3) "Program Review, Selection, and Implementation"; (4) "Creating Homegrown Programs: Elements of Effective Prevention"; (5)"Additional Data Collection: Preparing for Assessment of Program Effectiveness"; (6) "Self-Report Questionnaires and Focus Groups: Collecting Information From Students"; (7) "Cost and Time Effectiveness"; (8) "Experimental Design: The Basics"; (9) "Experimental Designs for Different Program Types"; (10) "Crunching Your Numbers and Organizing Your Data"; (11) "Public Presentation of Your Results"; and (12) "Troubleshooting Your Results." (Contains 29 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Data Collection, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Focus Groups, Information Dissemination, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Safety, Substance Abuse, Time Factors (Learning), Violence
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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