Stages of CRE Implementation

Tricia S. Jones, Ph.D. Dept. of Psychological Studies Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tel/fax: 215-204-7261/6013 E-mail: tsjones@astro.temple.edu 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.

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Stages of Implementation
 Assess

Needs

– –

Identify the goals Assess interest

 Secure

Administrative Support

– Get administrators’ support – Maintain that support

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Stages of Implementation
Orient Staff  Give detailed information  Have open discussions about the utility of the program  Clarify staff expectations for their involvement or support for the program.

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Stages of Implementation
Select Site Leadership Team (SLT)
 

Identify staff Discuss time and resource commitments

Orient Students Select Students and/or Staff to be Involved Providing Training

Don’t overestimate the learning curve

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Stages of Implementation
Publicize Program  Publicize!  Manage expectations Utilize Program  Initiate and sustain the program  Coordinate with other initiatives  Refresh skills/knowledge  Maintaining a high profile in the school

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Stages of Implementation
Evaluate Program (Emphasize student assessment)  Evaluate on an ongoing basis  Feed information back to improve program

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Principles of Implementation
 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.

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Principles of Implementation
 Make

sure your program is appropriate for your goals.  Start small and build on that success.  Carefully select and nurture the Site Leadership Team.  Involve a diverse group of students.

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Principles of Implementation
 Publicize

the program thoroughly and creatively.  Demand proven qualifications and high standards from training organizations.  Be patient and plan for reasonable success in a long-term implementation perspective.

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Principles of Implementation

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.

(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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