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ERIC Number: EJ908722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Promoting Social Justice through Building Healthy Relationships: Evaluation of SWOVA's "Respectful Relationships" Program
Buote, Denise; Berglund, Patricia
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v5 n3 p207-220 Nov 2010
This evaluation examines the effectiveness of the Saltspring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse (SWOVA) Community Development and Research Society's "Respectful Relationships" (R+R) program. R+R is a school-community partnership program that focuses on youth development of social competencies that underlie social justice. Youth in Grades 6-12, from seven school districts located in British Columbia, Canada participated in the evaluation of this program through pre- and post-test surveys. Results revealed significant gains across all 12 social-emotional competencies from pre- to post-program when the whole sample was considered. A closer examination revealed statistically significant gender differences that emerged on a small number of dimensions. Youth also provided their feedback on the overall experience of participating in the R+R program which indicated high levels of enjoyment and learning from the program. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada