ERIC Number: ED469605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Volunteers and Schools Nurturing Developmental Assets: Promoting Positive Attitudes and Behaviors while Protecting Youth from High-Risk Behaviors.
Munoz, Marco A.
This is an investigation of the impact that a volunteer-based violence prevention program is having in a large urban school district located in the Midwest. The program addresses behavioral and violence prevention issues in the school setting with the hopes of reducing the factors that might put a student at-risk for school failure. The long-term benefits might be expressed in the students lives as they continue their schooling and as they become productive citizens. The benefits of the program activities were observed when participating students and teachers expressed their perceptions about different dimensions related to their educational endeavors. Since the dosage of intervention is limited in time and duration, it was recommended to re-assess those dimensions of the program implementation. Recommendations for further research are included in the discussion section. (Contains 19 references and 4 tables.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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