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Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1988
This paper describes what is known about delinquent behavior and the risk factors associated with engaging in delinquent behavior. Discussion focuses particularly on: (1) delinquent behavior and adolescent problem behavior; (2) high risk persons; (3) the role of learning in restraint against delinquency; (4) loci of intervention, including…
Descriptors: Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Delinquency, Educational Improvement
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1988
This study examined one urbanized Southeastern county school district's experience in attempting to implement an educational reform program that called, among other things, for higher standards. By focusing on standardized norm-based and criterion-referenced educational tests administered to students according to grade level, this school system…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1986
The Effective School Battery (ESB) is a diagnostic tool used for assessing school climate and providing a sound basis for planning and evaluating school improvement programs. This paper provides a brief look at the development of the ESB and describes its basic features. The ESB serves for diagnosing problems, opening up communication, evaluating…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning
Gottfredson, Gary D.; And Others – 1983
This report, the second part of a longer study prepared by the Delinquency and School Environments Program, further describes interim results of the program's national evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Alternative Education Program. The report consists of evaluations of 14 specific projects: (1)…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Delinquency Prevention, Delivery Systems, Dropout Prevention
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