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Gottfredson, Gary D., Ed. – 1982
This report focuses on the School Action Effectiveness Study (SAES), the national evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Alternative Education Program. It presents the history, start-up activities, successes, and problems encountered during the first year of the 17 action projects. In the first section, the…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Delinquency Prevention, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1982
Social programs are often based on unclearly articulated theoretical rationales. The evaluations of these programs are also often relatively theory free, and therefore make limited contributions to theory. A Program Development Evaluation (PDE) approach, intended to integrate theory testing with the development and evaluation of action programs,…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Improvement
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1984
This paper describes the presentations made at a symposium of behavioral scientists conducting research on school disorder and delinquency prevention. The application of a climate assessment battery in organizational development and the evaluation of disciplinary programs in schools is described. The "Effective Schools Battery" (ESB)…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delinquency Prevention, Discipline, Discipline Policy
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 1996
Examines the original Hawthorne relay-assembly research. Asserts the "Hawthorne misunderstanding" is common in criminology and criminal justice because authors have failed to properly attribute the explanation of increased work output to the Hawthorne effect. Describes the Hawthorne effect, how it is produced, and ways to achieve the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Adults, Crime, Criminology
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Stewart, Martha W. – 1989
The internal structure and correlates of the South Carolina State Department of Education's Needs Assessment Instruments (NAIs) for teachers, parents, and students were examined for 61, 61, and 36 schools, respectively. The NAIs are questionnaires that assess six indicators of school effectiveness: (1) instructional leadership of the principal;…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education