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Gottfredson, Denise C. – 2001
This book links theory and empirical evidence to derive implications for designing school-based delinquency prevention programs. It examines how school environment and behavior interact, discusses the multiple levels of influence in and around schools that combine with student characteristics to lead to delinquency, and addresses the malleability…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Educational Environment
Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1984
During the last decade there has been a heightened interest in teenage work experience as a partial solution to the problem of an increasingly visible delinquent youth culture. To examine the effect of teenage employment on drug use and other more serious delinquent behavior, students in grades 6-12, from a randomly selected national population,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attendance, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention
Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1986
In response to growing public concern over declining educational quality and discipline problems in today's schools, this paper reviews research on the causes of school disruption and student misbehavior, identifies promising ameliorative strategies, and examines specific research-practitioner collaborations that have successfully reduced school…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperation, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1986
Project PATHE (Positive Action Through Holistic Education) was a 3-year delinquency prevention program implemented in seven schools by the Charleston County, Maryland public school system between 1980 and 1983. An evaluation of the PATHE program was conducted which compared PATHE schools to two non-PATHE schools. Year-to-year differences in the…
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Dropout Rate, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
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.; 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
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1988
This paper provides school district administrators with a structured method for developing school programs aimed at reducing the risk of adolescent dropout. The methodology encompasses problem definition, fact finding, mission management, overcoming inertia, cohering programs tied to theory, feasible goal-setting, and normative personnel…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Dropout Prevention, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1997
The Survey of School-Based Gang Prevention and Intervention Programs is a study of approaches used by schools to reduce or prevent gang involvement among schools. Principals in a probability sample of 1,287 schools were asked what they were doing in their schools to prevent problem behavior or to promote a safe and orderly school environment.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1989
Correlates of the teacher scales from the Effective School Battery (ESB) were examined in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) in South Carolina. Focus was on determining the relations between the ESB teacher scales and student academic achievement, progress through the grades, attendance, and dropout. This study was conducted as part of a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Dropouts, Educational Environment
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1990
The application of rational methods to improve student outcomes in a school district is described. Issues in school reform development are addressed, followed by a description of a restructuring program implemented in the Charleston County (South Carolina) School District to reduce grade retention and the dropout rate. The program was evaluated by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Dropouts, Educational Development
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1987
This paper presents and illustrates some principles for organizational development approaches to improving school climate. It discusses a specific structure for facilitating school improvement entitled Program Development Evaluation, and it illustrates the use of school climate assessments for school diagnosis and the evaluation of improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention
Sherman, Lawrence W.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; MacKenzie, Doris L.; Eck, John; Reuter, Peter; Bushway, Shawn D. – 1998
This Research in Brief describes the scientific methodologies used to perform a review of crime prevention programs and then discusses what research has shown to work, what it has shown not to work, and what approaches seem promising for crime prevention. The first step was to identify and review reports evaluating the effectiveness of crime…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Crime Prevention, Drug Education, Educational Innovation
Gottfredson, Denise C.; Fink, Carolyn M.; Skroban, Stacy; Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1997
Noting that prevention programs seldom work well, primarily because they are not implemented as required by the underlying program theory, this article summarizes literature suggesting that features of the implementing organization and its ecological context are related to the strength and fidelity of implementation. Schools are used as a focal…
Descriptors: Child Health, Context Effect, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention