ERIC Number: EJ1025411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Prevention-Related Research Targeting African American Alternative Education Program Students
Carswell, Steven B.; Hanlon, Thomas E.; Watts, Amy M.; O'Grady, Kevin E.
Education and Urban Society, v46 n4 p434-449 Jun 2014
This article reports on a program of research that examined the background, planning, implementation, and evaluation of an after-school preventive intervention program within an ongoing urban alternative education program targeting African American students referred to the school because of their problematic behavior in regular schools. The research undertaken involved the examination of three separate, but interrelated, investigative components: (a) the relationship of risk and protective factors to the sexual activity of individuals in the targeted population; (b) the problems associated with the implementation of an after-school preventive intervention found to be effective within a regular school setting; and (c) determination of the effectiveness of the after-school preventive intervention, the results of which were largely compromised by the problems encountered during the implementation of the intervention.
Descriptors: Prevention, Educational Research, African American Students, Nontraditional Education, Behavior Problems, Risk, Sexuality, Program Effectiveness, After School Programs, Program Implementation, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Urban Areas, Secondary School Students, At Risk Students, Student Characteristics, Substance Abuse, Measurement Techniques, Family Relationship, Intervention, Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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