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Gottfredson, Gary D. – American School Board Journal, 1983
Based on research concerning school crime conducted at 600 public secondary schools, boards of education are advised to consider changes in school organization that would result in smaller schools; make school rules that are clear, firmly enforced, and equitably administered; and speak out against community conditions that perpetuate social…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Board of Education Policy, Community Characteristics, Crime Prevention
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.; Nettles, Saundra M.; McHugh, Barbara E. – 1996
This guide was developed to empower individuals and organizations to solve social and educational problems. It is intended for use by anyone interested in leading groups in developing programs to improve education. The principles and methods that it contains are based on psychological theory and research, and it is intended to stimulate effective…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education