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Tindall, Judith, Ed.; Black, David R., Ed.; Routson, Sue, Ed. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2018
This issue of "Perspectives in Peer Programs," the official journal of the National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPP), includes: (1) Introduction to this Issue on NAPPP Programmatic Standards Checklist, Programmatic Standards, Ethics, and Rubric; (2) NAPPP Programmatic Standards Checklist; (3) NAPPP Programmatic Standards;…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Check Lists, Standards, Program Development
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Benard, Bonnie; Marshall, Kathy – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2016
It is no surprise to educators and prevention specialists that for more than two decades, the majority of evaluation studies of individual psychosocial prevention strategies not only in substance-abuse prevention but in all of social science research have failed to find sustained positive outcomes (Feldman, 1983; Kreft & Brown, 1998). Many…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
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Hill, Barry C.; Black, David R.; Shields, Cleveland G. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2016
The purpose of this article is to identify characteristics of Black barbershop clients and barbers in an urban Midwestern city participating in a health promotion program called Affecting Cancer Together (ACT) that are associated with client knowledge about prostate cancer. Statistical analyses examined client and barber characteristics for their…
Descriptors: Cancer, Health Education, Cosmetology, Urban Areas
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2016
A report released in April 2013 by Benjamin L Castleman of Harvard University and Lindsay C. Page of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University examines the implications of two forms of interventions during the summer between high school and the first year of college on college enrollment. "Summer Nudging: Can Personalized…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Handheld Devices, Low Income Groups, High School Graduates
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Bonin, Elizabeth – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2016
Undergraduate peer mentoring programs strive to retain students who solve their own problems, develop options, unravel obstacles, and establish a process of figuring out solutions. A crucial component of obtaining that goal is to effectively train peer mentors to serve as advocates to freshman undergraduate students. Terrion and Philion (2008)…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, Teacher Influence, Academic Achievement
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DeVoogd, Karen; Lane-Garon, Pamela; Kralowec, Charles A. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2016
Seven schools in an economically challenged area of an urban school district in central California implemented mentored peer mediation programs under the guidance of a university-K-12 partnership project, Mediator Mentors. Individual student outcomes for social-cognitive dispositions, perceptions of school climate, conflict strategy choices, and…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Conflict Resolution, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Nitza, Amy; Dobias, Brian – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2015
This article discusses a collaborative project to improve freshman transition into a high school and to increase connectedness among high school students. What started out for the authors, a high school guidance counselor and a counselor educator, as two independent projects on similar topics, evolved in a scholarly partnership that seeks to link…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, High School Students, Partnerships in Education, Program Development
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Ilakkuvan, Vinu; Snyder, Melanie G.; Wiggins, Jane – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2015
Students on a college campus are involved in each other's lives in ways that are pervasive and consequential, including during times of distress. A comprehensive campus based suicide prevention plan includes strategies to promote peer involvement that are both safe and effective. Careful program planning, careful training and careful messaging are…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Peer Relationship, Prevention
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Townsend, Wayne – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2015
Student "Mentor" and "Leadership" Programs impact the climate and culture of schools. Students are capable of outstanding leadership when given the opportunities and constructs to be successful. The evidence is clear that those schools that embrace student leadership and mentor programs have more positive events, activities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
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Olson, Peter C. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2013
Acting as a tutor can increase a student's academic skills. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness of two types of reading fluency building strategies--echo reading and error correction--for the fluency improvement of tutors. Forty lower performing readers were trained in echo reading and error correction. Then,…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Tutors, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Townsend, Ashley C. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2013
In the last few years, peer programs have grown in popularity around the country, supported by a growing body of research and the rewards of seeing teenagers' lives changed. Elementary peer programs, with their different set of typical issues, schedule demands, and personnel availability, are certainly different from their middle- and high-school…
Descriptors: Peer Mediation, Rewards, Grade 5, Program Effectiveness
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Packer-Williams, Catherine L.; Evans, Kathy M. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2011
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study of new African American female professors' participation in a peer mentoring group. Three key themes that emerged from the data included peer mentoring as a vehicle to process and cope effectively with microaggressions, increase positive self-identity and self-efficacy as a scholar, and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Women Faculty, Self Efficacy, Group Experience
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Calbreath, Wes; Crews, Moody E. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2011
With the constant concern over violence in schools, school officials are looking for ways to head off this potential problem and to better assure a safe environment for all students. One way that has become popular is the implementation of peer mediation programs where students assist other students in learning how to deal with conflict through…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Suspension, Violence, Continuing Education
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Butler, Scott M.; Black, David R. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2011
The purpose of the present study is to assess human sexuality peer helper use among college student health centers nationwide. Results from 358 institutions indicate that 53.9% of centers use peers for educational programming, prevention efforts, and/or counseling initiatives. When adjusting for institutions that sponsor a program (n = 193), the M…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Peer Counseling, School Health Services
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Mayorga, Mary G. – Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2010
Conflict in school settings continues to be an area of concern for school administrators, teachers, and parents. Conflict between and among students in their school environment is followed by aggressive behavior that contributes to violent actions. The aggressive behavior may range from verbal attacks to physical attacks that may end up with the…
Descriptors: Aggression, Conflict, Peer Mediation, Educational Environment
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