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Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1985
This paper uses a national survey of secondary schools to examine the relation between size and orderliness in secondary schools and to test alternative theories linking school disorder to school size. Manning theory and social control theory, taken together, predict that larger schools will experience more disruption because a smaller proportion…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Case Studies, Coordination, Delinquency Causes
Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1984
Results from the evaluation of a large-scale educational intervention designed to prevent school disruption suggest that altering the school organization is a more effective approach to delinquency prevention than treating individuals. Data for this comparison came from the evaluation of a school-based delinquency prevention program, Project…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Delinquency Prevention
Gottfredson, Denise C.; And Others – 1986
In order to collect the necessary information on various practices and devices used in school climate assessment, 22 of the 39 school improvement projects mentioned in the Miles and Kaufman directory of effective schools programs were selected for a survey. A questionnaire was used to collect the primary data. Each program was asked for copies of…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques