ERIC Number: ED459409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools. Final Report.
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Czeh, Ellen R.; Cantor, David; Crosse, Scott B.; Hantman, Irene
This project was undertaken to develop a comprehensive account of the levels of problem behaviors in schools. It also looked at what schools do to prevent problem behaviors and how they promote a safe and orderly environment. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the study and explains some school-based interventions such as social competency programs, behavior management programs, and environmental competence in guardianship. Chapter 2 describes the nature and extent of problem behavior in schools, and presents information about student and teacher perceptions about the safety of their schools. Chapter 3 describes activities in schools to prevent or reduce problem behavior or to promote a safe and orderly environment. Chapter 4 summarizes information about program intensity and the extent to which school activities employ "best practices. Chapters 5 and 6 summarize evidence about the correlates of program quality, testing some hypotheses about the conditions and arrangements that make quality program implementation possible. Chapter 7 offers recommendations based on information developed in this inquiry, and it offers speculations about potentially useful practices. (Contains 2 figures, 56 tables, 9 appendixes, and 233 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Educational Environment, High Risk Students, Intervention, Models, National Surveys, Peer Groups, Prevention, School Safety, Secondary School Students, Secondary Schools, Violence
Gottfredson Associates, Inc., 3239 B Corporate Court, Ellicott City, MD 21042 ($40 plus $7 s/h). For full text: http://www.gottfredson.com.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Authoring Institution: Gottfredson Associates, Inc., Ellicott City, MD.; Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: Appendix I (Questionnaires) is not available from ERIC.