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
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. ^
Education, Secondary|Education, Curriculum and Instruction
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"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.