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Fox, Danielle Polizzi; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Kumpfer, Karol K.; Beatty, Penny D. – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2004
This article discusses the challenges faced when a popular model program, the Strengthening Families Program, which in the past has been implemented on a smaller scale in single organizations, moves to a larger, multiorganization endeavor. On the basis of 42 interviews conducted with program staff, the results highlight two main themes that…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Demonstration Programs, Interviews, Program Implementation
Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1984
Theory is a useful guide for program design and implementation. This paper uses a large-scale school-based delinquency prevention project to illustrate the use of theory in program design and the need for line staff to have a clear understanding of the program's theoretical underpinnings. Evaluation results for the program show that the program…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Modification, Delinquency Prevention, Discipline Policy
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
The Effective Schools Project is a test of a general method for improving organizational effectiveness. The method--Program Development Evaluation (PDE)--calls for researcher-practitioner collaboration in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to increase school effectiveness. Two Baltimore City junior high schools are working with…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods
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Gottfredson, Denise C. – Evaluation Review, 1987
An organizational development program was evaluated, which was implemented to reduce disorder in a Baltimore, Maryland, school. The Program Development Evaluation method was used. Increasing consistency of response to student discipline infractions, increasing rewards for appropriate behavior, and imposing peer and teacher support improved school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Discipline Policy, Improvement Programs, Organizational Development
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Skroban, Stacy B.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Gottfredson, Gary D. – Evaluation Review, 1999
Implemented a comprehensive, school-based instructional and social-competency-promotion program to prevent problem behavior in a middle school. Evaluation of the five-year program showed that it was ineffective, with no dependable results on youth behavior. Discusses implications of these findings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Competence, Middle School Students
Gottfredson, Denise C.; And Others – 1991
This report summarizes an evaluation of a staff development program to reduce disparity in educational achievement across race and sex. The Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA) program of S. Kerman, T. Kimball, and M. Martin (1980) was implemented in an elementary school. Achievement test scores, attitudes toward school and self,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Control Groups, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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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
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
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Jones, Elizabeth M.; Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – Evaluation Review, 1997
Results for 113 students and 59 comparisons from an evaluation of a three-year Success for All program under difficult circumstances show positive effects for the kindergarten component but largely negative effects in grades two and three. Evaluations of the program should assess its goal of getting all students to read at grade level by grade…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Inner City
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