Revertendo Violências, Semeando Futuros
Avaliação de impacto do programa abrindo espaços no Rio de Janeiro e em pernambuco
This book (in Spanish) presents an evaluation of the impact of the Making Room Program, which has been implemented by UNESCO in Brazil since August 2000. The evaluation comprehends 208 schools from 11 cities in the State Rio de Janeiro as well as 240 learning units in 14 municipalities from the State of Pernambuco. Samples include institutions that participate in the Making Room Program and some schools that have not joined the programme yet. The methodology that was chosen focuses on quick evaluation techniques, conducted through questionnaires to school managers that work in the selected schools. (Abstract, English translation).
"Rapid assessment technics"; quasi-experimental design (not randomized). 102 schools belonging to Programa Escolas de Paz in Rio de Janeiro and 120 members of the Programa Escola Aberta of Pernambuco. The control groups were composed of an equal number of school units of both states not belonging to the program, but with similar features (pp. 39-40, translated from Spanish).
Information collected in each of the 448 institutions allowed us to draw a partial picture of violence in these schools. The evaluation displays indicators on the gravity of risks faced within the school environment in public institutions of primary and secondary education. It also focuses on issues related to the internal school environment as well as factors that take place outside of school. The lack of standards in the school setting and the forms of criminality in the school surrounding areas are also addressed. This analysis suggests that the Making Room Programme should be implemented in States and Municipalities that are concerned with the several varieties of violence involving youth. It also proposes a deepening of the Programme where it is already being implemented. These recommendations are based on two evidences: firstly, that the Programme has effectively diminished levels of violence in areas where it was implemented; secondly, that its implementation involves very low costs. (Abstract, English translation).