Peer Programs

Author: Judith A. Tindall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135896925
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The Peer Power Program is a peer training program designed for middle, high school, and higher education students, focusing on 8 core skills: Attending, Empathizing, Summarizing, Questioning, Genuineness, Assertiveness, Confrontation, and Problem Solving. Through a series of exercises, games, and self-awareness techniques, youth and adults involved in the program can gain the basic communication and mediation skills necessary to effectively help their peers. An overview of peer helping, Peer Programs explains the value of and techniques for helping non-professionals learn to help others one-on-one, in small groups and in groups of classroom size. Intended to be of use to those responsible for planning, implementing and/or administering peer programs, this text should also convince those who are not directly involved that peer helping is a worthwhile undertaking – reducing drug and alcohol abuse, dropouts, violence and conflict, HIV and AIDS, pregnancy, stress and negative peer pressure. New features of this edition include: updated rationale for peer programs updated highlights from current evaluation added professionalism- CPPE. Certified Program, Programmatic Standards, Rubric and others CD of forms to customize for all phases of the Peer Program step-by-step guide of new and current programs This book is an indispensable guide for learning important aspects of training peer helpers and as a resource book for a wide range of professional peer helpers, such as: administrators; managers; teachers; counselors; ministers; religious educators; social workers; psychologists; human resource personnel and others in the helping professions.

Evaluation Of Peer And Prevention Programs

Author: David R. Black
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136894705
Size: 19.76 MB
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Whether you are responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating peer and prevention programs or simply an outside consultant or evaluator, this book will be an essential guide for your work. This user-friendly training manual provides a blueprint of a step-by-step approach to setting-up an evaluation program that guides you through the planning, development, implementation, data collection, and organization stages, and then communicating the results to others. The authors establish a rationale for program evaluation, explaining how it differs from research, and discuss ways to align the vision, mission, and goals of a program. They then describe several approaches to evaluation and methods for successfully collecting and analyzing data. Methods for reporting the results are also considered and numerous forms and charts are provided to assist with and illustrate the organization, evaluation, and reporting of data. An accompanying CD contains guidelines, handouts, and forms that can be reproduced for your own use in evaluation.

How To Plan And Implement A Peer Coaching Program

Author: Pamela Robbins
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN: 9780871201843
Size: 58.89 MB
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Introduces peer coaching, provides a rationale for using peer coaching to help teachers work collaboratively to improve their skills, looks at the factors that affect program success, and explains how to plan and maintain a peer coaching program.

Leaders Helping Leaders

Author: John C. Daresh
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977803
Size: 33.96 MB
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John C. Daresh, educational leadership expert, offers a practical and up-to-date mentoring plan to pair experienced administrators with new and struggling colleagues.

Training Mentors Is Not Enough

Author: Hal Portner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977384
Size: 70.27 MB
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This how-to guide and practical workbook will help planners and participants develop an exemplary mentoring program or upgrade an existing one.

Teachers Evaluating Teachers

Author: Myron Lieberman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412835602
Size: 73.90 MB
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As a writer on education reform, Myron Lieberman has criticized America's two largest teacher organizations - the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - for standing in the way of needed improvement in our system of public education. One of the most telling criticisms of these organizations is that they have been too quick to defend teachers charged with incompetence. In response to this charge from Lieberman and others, the NEA and the AFT have championed a "new unionism," under which the teacher unions themselves, and their local affiliates, assume responsibility for ensuring teacher competence by instituting peer review systems.

Research Administration And Management

Author: Elliott C. Kulakowski
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449666078
Size: 30.56 MB
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This reference text addresses the basic knowledge of research administration and anagement, and includes everything from a review of research administration and the infrastructure that is necessary to support research, to project development and post-project plans. Examples of concepts, case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, journal articles, monographs, and federal regulations are also included.

The Handbook Of Conflict Resolution Education

Author: Richard J. Bodine
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
Size: 47.18 MB
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Sponsored by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR) "This is an excellent comprehensive survey and guide to conflict resolution education that should be of great value to all educators." —Morton Deutsch, professor, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teacher's College, Columbia University Conflict resolution education is a critical component of comprehensive efforts to prevent violence and reduce crime in schools. This workbook provides an introduction to the basic principles of conflict resolution and its application to school settings. It describes the elements of effective conflict resolution programs and gives an overview of the most popular, effective approaches. And it offers step-by-step guidance on planning and implementing a successful conflict resolution program. An excellent resource for administrators and teachers who are planning, developing, and implementing conflict resolution programs in grades K-12. Includes an appAndix listing useful books, curricula, videos, and other resources. Contents Part One: The Basics 1. Resolving Conflict in Schools 2. Understanding Conflict 3. Conflict Resolution Education Part Two: Strategies 4. Requisite Elements of Conflict Resolution Programs 5. Process Curriculum 6. Mediation Programs 7. Curriculum Integration 8. Peaceable School Programs 9. Developmentally Appropriate Practice Part Three: Planning and Implementation 10. Developing a Vision 11. Evaluating Resources 12. Strategic Planning 13. Implementation Steps 14. Assessing Results 15. Important Factors for Success Richard Bodine is president of the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution. Donna Crawford is executive director of the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution.

The Iaf Handbook Of Group Facilitation

Author: Sandy Schuman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429648
Size: 16.77 MB
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Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators, The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation offers the need-to-know basics in the field brought together by fifty leading practitioners and scholars. This indispensable resource includes successful strategies and methods, foundations, and resources for anyone who works with groups. The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation provides an overview of the field for new and aspiring practitioners and a reliable reference for experienced group facilitators, including chapters on Creating positive ongoing client relationships Building trust and improving communications Facilitating group brainstorming sessions Drawing out the best in people Developing a collaborative environment Designing and facilitating dialogue Managing conflicting agendas Working with multicultural groups Using improvisation Understanding virtual meetings Facilitating team start-up Assessing group decision processes Building expertise in facilitation Reviewing core facilitation competencies Modeling positive professional attitudes