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ERIC Number: EJ881350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Getting Teachers in on the Act: Evaluation of a Theater- and Classroom-Based Youth Violence Prevention Program
Zucker, Marla; Spinazzola, Joseph; Pollack, Amie Alley; Pepe, Lauren; Barry, Stephanie; Zhang, Lynda; van der Kolk, Bessel
Journal of School Violence, v9 n2 p117-135 2010
This study replicated and extended our previous evaluation of Urban Improv (UI), a theater-based youth violence prevention (YVP) program developed for urban youth. It assessed the replicability of positive program impacts when implemented by nonprogram originators, as well as the utility of a comprehensive version of the UI program that included a classroom-based teacher curriculum (TC). Outcomes compared 260 elementary school students in classrooms that received basic UI, the TC, or the comprehensive program (UI + TC), or to serve as matched control classrooms. Findings revealed that UI can be generalized to new troupes, the comprehensive program demonstrates an additive effect over UI alone, and the TC shows some promise as an easily disseminated, stand-alone YVP program. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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