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ERIC Number: EJ761527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Antibullying Programs: A Survey of Evaluation Activities in Public Schools
Smith, J. David; Ryan, Wendy; Cousins, J. Bradley
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v33 n2 p120-134 Jun 2007
The problem of bullying has gained attention in recent years. Schools are investing significant resources into antibullying programs, despite scant evidence of program effectiveness. Three hundred ninety-five schools responded to a province-wide survey, whose purpose was (a) to describe the evaluation activities of schools relative to their antibullying programs and (b) to identify features differentiating schools that engage in evaluation from those that do not. Results showed that few schools evaluated their antibullying programs and that the rigour of these evaluations was generally low. Schools that evaluated their programs received more external funding for programs and provided more antibullying program activities on average than those that did not evaluate their programs. The results are discussed in terms of implications for school evaluation practice as a mode of deepening understanding about antibullying interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada