Articles and Papers

Over the years, our staff members have published numerous articles and presented scores of conference papers. Choose from the selection of articles listed here:

Listed below are more articles that you can download and print:

They Taste with Their Feet?!
A Week in the Life of Ms. Tonge’s Fourth Grade Reading Class

Schaps, E., & Brunn, P. (2008). They taste with their feet: A week in the life of Mrs. Tonge’s fourth grade class. Journal of Research in Character Education, 6 (1), 67–72.
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Community In School
The Heart of the Matter

Schaps, E. (2007). Community in school: The heart of the matter. In Houston, P., Blankstein, A., & Cole. R. (Eds.), Spirituality in educational leadership. Thousand Oaks CA: Corwin Press, 73–87.
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Creating Caring School Communities

Schaps, E. (March/April 2009). Creating caring school communities. Leadership, 8–11.
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How a Changing Society Changes SEL

Schaps, E. (Winter 2010). How a changing society changes SEL. Better Evidence-based Education, 20–21.
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The Role of Supportive School Environments in Promoting Academic Success

by Eric Schaps
Published as Chapter 3 in Getting Results, Developing Safe and Healthy Kids Update 5: Student Health, Supportive Schools, and Academic Success. Developed by the Safe and Healthy Kids Program Office, California Department of Education, 2005. View html page or download getresults5_ch3Schaps.pdf.
Complete document available at Safe and Healthy Kids and California Department of Education sites.

Lessons Learned About Academics After School

by Eric Schaps
Published in Perspective, Journal of the Association of YMCA Professionals, October 2005.
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or download lessons2005.pdf.

Community in School as Key to Student Growth: Findings from the Child Development Project

by Eric Schaps, Victor Battistich, and Daniel Solomon
Published in Building academic success on social and emotional learning: What does the research say? edited by J. Zins, R. Weissberg, M. Wang, & H. Walberg, 189–205. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004. Download TCPress_SchapsChptr.pdf.

Effects of an Elementary School Intervention on Students’ “Connectedness” to School and Social Adjustment During Middle School

by Victor Battistich, Eric Schaps, and Nance Wilson
Published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 24, No. 3, Spring 2004.
Download effectsJPP2004.pdf.

Community In School: Central to Character Formation, Violence Prevention and More

by Eric Schaps
Published in TEPSA Journal, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, Summer 2003.
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or download TEPSA03Schaps.pdf.

The Heart of a Caring School

by Eric Schaps
Published in Educational Leadership,Vol. 60, No. 6, p. 31–33, March 2003. View html page.

The Role of the School’s Social Environment in Preventing Student Drug Use

by Eric Schaps and Daniel Solomon
Published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 23, No. 3, Spring 2003.
Download schools_roleJPP2003.pdf.

Building Community in School: The Child Development Project

by Catherine Lewis, Eric Schaps, and Marilyn Watson
Published in EQ + IQ : How to build smart, nonviolent, emotionally intelligent schools, edited by M. Elias, H. Arnold, and C. Steiger Hussey, 100–108. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2003.
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or download building_comm2003.pdf.

Community in School: Central to Character Formation and More

by Eric Schaps and Victor Battistich
Presented at the White House Conference on Character and Community, June 2002.
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or download whitehouse02.pdf.

What’s Right and Wrong In Character Education Today

by Eric Schaps, Esther F. Schaeffer, and Sanford N. McDonnell
Published in Education Week, September 12, 2001.

Effects of an Elementary School Intervention on Students’ “Connectedness” to School and Social Adjustment During Middle School

by Victor Battistich
Presented at the symposium, Resilience education: Theoretical, interactive and empirical applications, J. Brown (Chair), at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, April 2001. Download AERA01.pdf.

Building Community: The Neglected Element in School Renewal

by Eric Schaps
Published in NAESP’s Principal magazine, September 2000. View html page or
download building_community.pdf.

The Use of Implementation Data in Assessing the Effectiveness of the Child Development Project

by Victor Battistich
Presented at the meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Montreal, Canada, June 2000.
Download SPR00.pdf
.

Community in School: A Key to Violence Prevention, Character Formation, and More

by Eric Schaps
Published in CEP’s Character Educator, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 2000. View html page.

Perils on an Essential Journey: Building School Community

by Eric Schaps and Catherine Lewis
Published in Phi Delta Kappan, November 1999, Vol. 81, i3, p. 215. View html page or
download perils_essentials_102098.pdf.

Toward a More Adequate Assessment of Moral Development

by Victor Battistich
Presented at the meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Minneapolis, November 1999.
Download AME99.pdf.

Assessing Implementation of the Child Development Project

by Victor Battistich
Presented at the meeting on Implementation Research in School-Based Models of Prevention and Promotion, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, October 1999. Download CDPIMP99.pdf.

The Effects of Classroom and School Practices on Students’ Character Development

by Victor Battistich
Presented at the Character Education Assessment Forum, California State University, Fresno, CA,
May 1998. Download CHARED98.pdf.

Sense of Community as a Mediating Factor in Promoting Children’s Social and Ethical Development

by Victor Battistich, Daniel Solomon, and Marilyn Watson
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego,
April 1998. Download AERA98.pdf.

Building on What We Have Learned: Some Reflections on Current Issues and Future: Directions in (School-Based) Prevention

by Victor Battistich
Invited presentation as part of the Plenary Session on Prevention Research at the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s National High Risk Youth Learning Community Workshop, Arlington, VA, March 1996. Download CSAP96.pdf.

Assessing Students’ and Teachers’ Sense of the School as a Caring Community

by William Roberts, Allen Hom, and Victor Battistich, Developmental Studies Center.
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 1995. Download AERA95.pdf.

Students and Teachers in Caring Classroom and School Communities

by Victor Battistich, Daniel Solomon, Marilyn Watson, and Eric Schaps
Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, April 1994. Download AERA94.pdf.

A Longitudinal Investigation of the Effects of a School Intervention Program on Children’s Social Development

by Daniel Solomon, Victor Battistich, and Marilyn Watson
Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, March 1993. Download SRCD93.pdf.