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Schools as Communities, Poverty Levels of Student Populations, and Students’ Attitudes, Motives, and Performance: A Multilevel Analysis
Hierarchical linear modeling was used to examine relationships between students’ sense of school community, poverty level, and student attitudes, motives, beliefs, and behavior among a diverse sampleExpand
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Caring school communities
There recently has been a renewed appreciation of the importance of social context to effective schools. This article describes an ongoing program of research on schools as caring communities. TheExpand
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A six-district study of educational change: direct and mediated effects of the child development project
A comprehensive elementary school program, the Child Development Project, was conducted in two schools in each of six school districts over a three-year period. Two additional schools in eachExpand
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Creating classrooms that students experience as communities
Although prior research has shown sense of community in schools to be related to many positive student characteristics, effective interventions that can create or enhance this sense have not beenExpand
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Building and Sustaining Caring Communities
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Teacher practices associated with students' sense of the classroom as a community
Data from observations of 232 elementary classrooms and from student questionnaires were used to test a model linking teacher classroom practices to students' sense of the classroom as a communityExpand
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Enhancing Children’s Prosocial Behavior in the Classroom
A program designed to enhance children’s prosocial development was conducted in three suburban elementary schools for 5 consecutive years, focusing primarily on a single cohort of children as itExpand
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Prevention Effects of the Child Development Project
The Child Development Project is a comprehensive school program to reduce risk and bolster protective factors among children. It includes classroom, school, and family involvement elements that,Expand
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Effects of the Child Development Project on Students' Drug Use and Other Problem Behaviors
The Child Development Project is a comprehensive school reform program that helps elementary schools to become caring communities of learners—environments characterized by supportive interpersonalExpand
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