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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 2001
This report describes approaches used by schools to prevent or reduce gang involvement among schools. The study of gang prevention and intervention builds on a large-scale National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools. A sample of 1,279 schools participated in the study. Overall, 7.6% of the male and 3.8% of the female secondary students…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delinquency, Intervention, Juvenile Gangs
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
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Gottfredson, Denise C. – Developmental Psychology, 1985
Data from a national study of delinquency prevention programs were used to examine the effect of teenage employment on delinquent behavior in preadolescents and adolescents. Models examined suggest working decreases school attendance and dependence on parents for some subgroups, but these effects are not translated into increases in delinquency.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention
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
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Gottfredson, Denise C.; Koper, Christopher S. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996
Adolescent substance abuse efforts often direct prevention at known correlates of substance use. Discusses prevention efforts targeted toward minority populations. Assesses group differences using data from 981 Black and White adolescents and latent variable structural equations techniques. Concludes risk factor measures predict substance use for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Blacks, Drug Abuse