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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.; 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.; And Others – 1992
This report presents an evaluation of the Multicultural Education Demonstration Program in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), an effort to address racial and ethnic diversity in a middle school. The report covers the implementation of the program since its inception in May 1989 through the beginning of the 1991-92 school year. It describes the program's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Demonstration Programs, Intermediate Grades
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
Nettles, Saundra Murray; McHugh, Barbara; Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1994
This is the third report from the evaluation of the Multicultural Education Program in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), a major effort to address racial and ethnic diversity in a middle school. Section 1 of the report provides background on the multicultural education movement and the aims of the Pittsburgh program. Section 2 describes the status of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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