Effect of the gang resistance education and training program on character education and the development of leadership skills in children at an inner -city middle school

Dennis Michael Crowder, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study examined the effect of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program on a predominantly African American inner-city middle school. Students were randomly assigned to a control and an experimental group. ^ Using a pooled t-test design, the control and experimental groups were measured on in and out-of-school suspensions, unexcused absences, extracurricular activities, honor roll, and office referrals. Findings revealed a statistically significant difference in the incidences of out-of-school suspensions for fights, weapon charges, profanity and other inappropriate behavior. ^ The study focused on the effect of character education on log inner-city students over a nine-week period. Out-of-school suspensions were fewer for those students in the experimental group. A student questionnaire indicated a high approval rate from those students who received the character education program. ^

Subject Area

Education, Secondary|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Dennis Michael Crowder, "Effect of the gang resistance education and training program on character education and the development of leadership skills in children at an inner -city middle school" (2001). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3007559.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3007559

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