Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Jeffrey S. Williamson
Scholarship of Discovery
This study explored the value of perception of information sharing among educators and school resource officers in schools with gang-involved youth. There were 93 teachers, administrators, and school resource officers who participated in the study. Participants of the study were in 1 of 3 respondent groups: teachers, administrators, or school resource officers. Respondents took the original 39-question survey, The Street Gang Information Sharing Survey, which yielded data on six topics: demographic information, training and knowledge, data effectiveness, perception of knowledge, gang content, and gang interventions. Perception of knowledge was evaluated using an exploration of effectiveness. Results indicated that teacher training on gang education is lacking. Respondents perceived that gang color data and discipline referral data were most effective, while intervention data were perceived as least effective by all groups. There were significant differences among perception of knowledge between teachers and school resource officers, but not administrators and teachers, or administrators and school resource officers. This study has implications for information sharing of gang education and its effectiveness on school safety interventions.
Van Deusen, Jennifer L., "An Exploration of Information Sharing Among Schools with Gang-Involved Youth" (2015). Ed.D. Dissertations. 90.
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Ed.D. dissertation completed in 2015 for Olivet Nazarene University.