ERIC Number: ED461685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Positive Action[R] Model for Comprehensive School Reform: An Agent for Whole-School Change and Parent & Community Involvement.
Allred, Carol Gerber
The "Positive Action" model is a time-tested tool for achieving far-reaching school reform. The program's designed to reform and revitalize schools so that the needs of children are met. The Positive Action Program was developed for elementary schools and has been expanded for middle schools and high schools. The Positive Action Program is based on a philosophy and set of unit concepts or guiding principles, a curriculum and a school climate program, and a parent and community program. The guiding principles are presented in the following unit concepts: (1) "Self-Concept: What It Is, How It's Formed, and Why It's Important"; (2) "Positive Actions for Your Body and Mind"; (3) "Managing Yourself Responsibly"; (4) "Treating Others the Way You Like To Be Treated"; (5) "Telling Yourself the Truth"; and (6) "Improving Yourself Continually." The Positive Action Program reforms schools because everyone in the school sees the benefit of doing positive actions when academic achievement increases, good character becomes the norm, and the school environment becomes a safe place for learning. Some examples of schools where Positive Action has contributed to school reform are presented. The report discusses the program model and its research and evaluation base, organization and administration, implementation, and multipurpose applications. Program materials, funding sources, and costs are also discussed. One appendix presents the measurement instruments used in evaluating Positive Action, and the other contains some excerpts from the new media about the program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, School Restructuring, Secondary School Students, Self Concept
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