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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 – 1990
A 3-year program was implemented in eight middle schools in the Charleston County School District (South Carolina) in fall 1986 to cope with high rates of student misconduct. The program sought to improve the clarity of school rules and the consistency of rule enforcement, classroom organization and management, frequency of communication to the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adolescent Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Discipline Policy
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Gottfredson, Denise C.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1993
A 3-year study in 8 middle schools tested a program to improve adolescent conduct. The program attempted to improve clarity and enforcement of rules, classroom organization, school-home communication, and increase reinforcement of positive behavior. Where it was well-implemented, student conduct improved significantly. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Attitude Change, Behavior Change
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Gottfredson, Denise C.; And Others – Journal of Educational Research, 1995
An elementary school staff development program was designed to reduce disparity in educational achievement across race and sex. Researchers compared achievement test scores, attitudes, perceptions of teacher practices, and grade retention for students of teachers who did and did not complete the program. Results showed the program had few positive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers