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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
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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
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. – 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
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