ERIC Number: ED454471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Creating New Choices: A Violence Prevention Project for Schools in Australia. Innodata Monographs 9.
This booklet describes Creating New Choices, a violence prevention project begun in Victoria, Australia, in 1994. It is designed to integrate violence prevention tools into the educational arena. The program is based on a critical examination of the whole school culture, with the goal of creating a socially just environment for all members of the school community. The program is intended to develop intensive, long-term relationships with two or three schools at any one time, using a community development approach and helping them address issues related to violence as it impacts the school community. This booklet introduces the project, offers a rationale and objectives, and describes the origins of Creating New Choices. It then describes the program planning, design, and assessment; examines difficulties in planning and implementing the innovation; and describes the program's evaluation. It examines the impact of Creating New Choices (school-agency relationships, relationships within school communities, creating a nonviolent culture, and lessons learned), and concludes that the project has been successful because of its development of true partnerships, noting that it is limited only by resource constraints. Two appendixes define violence and present case examples. (Contains 39 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, School Culture, School Safety, Violence
International Bureau of Education, P.O. Box 199, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. Web site: http://www.ibe.unesco.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Australia