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Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of CRE Implementation.

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1 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of CRE Implementation Tricia S. Jones, Ph.D. Dept. of Psychological Studies Temple University Philadelphia, PA Tel/fax: / Excerpted from Chapter 2 of T. Jones and R. Compton (Eds.). Kids Working It Out: Stories and Strategies for Making Peace in Our Schools, Jossey-Bass, 2003.

2 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of Implementation Assess Needs Assess Needs – Identify the goals – Assess interest Secure Administrative Support Secure Administrative Support –Get administrators support –Maintain that support

3 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of Implementation Orient Staff Give detailed information Give detailed information Have open discussions about the utility of the program Have open discussions about the utility of the program Clarify staff expectations for their involvement or support for the program. Clarify staff expectations for their involvement or support for the program.

4 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of Implementation Select Site Leadership Team (SLT) Identify staff Identify staff Discuss time and resource commitments Discuss time and resource commitments Orient Students Select Students and/or Staff to be Involved Providing Training Dont overestimate the learning curve Dont overestimate the learning curve

5 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of Implementation Publicize Program Publicize! Publicize! Manage expectations Manage expectations Utilize Program Initiate and sustain the program Initiate and sustain the program Coordinate with other initiatives Coordinate with other initiatives Refresh skills/knowledge Refresh skills/knowledge Maintaining a high profile in the school Maintaining a high profile in the school

6 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Stages of Implementation Evaluate Program (Emphasize student assessment) Evaluate on an ongoing basis Evaluate on an ongoing basis Feed information back to improve program Feed information back to improve program

7 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Principles of Implementation Always take the time to do a thorough need assessment including all parties who may be stakeholders in the program. Always take the time to do a thorough need assessment including all parties who may be stakeholders in the program. You cannot do too much in terms of orienting school and community members to the nature of the program prior to its implementation. You cannot do too much in terms of orienting school and community members to the nature of the program prior to its implementation.

8 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Principles of Implementation Make sure your program is appropriate for your goals. Make sure your program is appropriate for your goals. Start small and build on that success. Start small and build on that success. Carefully select and nurture the Site Leadership Team. Carefully select and nurture the Site Leadership Team. Involve a diverse group of students. Involve a diverse group of students.

9 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Principles of Implementation Publicize the program thoroughly and creatively. Publicize the program thoroughly and creatively. Demand proven qualifications and high standards from training organizations. Demand proven qualifications and high standards from training organizations. Be patient and plan for reasonable success in a long-term implementation perspective. Be patient and plan for reasonable success in a long-term implementation perspective.

10 Copyright 2002, Tricia S. Jones. Distribution without alteration is permitted. Alteration for personal use is not permitted. Principles of Implementation Assess student accomplishment and improvement carefully and in a manner that is consistent with what is being taught Assess student accomplishment and improvement carefully and in a manner that is consistent with what is being taught Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program in terms of successful processes and outcomes. Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the program in terms of successful processes and outcomes. (For a complete evaluation manual with assessment instruments see T. Jones and D. Kmitta Evaluating Your Conflict Resolution Education Program, 2001, posted as a.pdf file on the Ohio Commission for Dispute Resolution web site


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