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NCJ Number: 119170 Find in a Library
Title: Using School-Based Programs to Improve Students' Citizenship in Colorado
Corporate Author: Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council
Denver, CO 80215
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes programs in Colorado guided by the proposition that students' behavior and attitudes can improve as a result of work by educators.
Abstract: Research and development programs were supported in 12 inner-city, suburban, and rural schools in eastern Colorado. Success of the programs rested on the effects of conventional bonding and belief (social control theory), friendship choices (differential association theory), and opportunities and life chances (strain theory). Each school's program plan and implementation, methods of assessment, and results are discussed. Results indicate that school programs can reduce delinquent behavior and make students better citizens in and out of school, improvements in instruction and school climate do not guarantee better behavior by students, and a focused program has a better chance to succeed than one which tries for a multitude of school improvements at once. 2 figures, 6 tables, references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational services
Index Term(s): Colorado; Educational courses; Public education
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