A Student-Based Anti-Litter Program for Elementary Schools

Gendrich, J. G (1982). A student-based anti-litter program for elementary schools. Education and Treatment of Children, 5, 4, 321-335.

Assessed the effectiveness of an anti-litter program, consisting of daily feedback to students, diagrams of yard areas that met criterion, and weekly movies as rewards, that was implemented in 3 elementary schools. Results show that in all 3 schools, the program was effective in reducing litter to an acceptable criterion and maintaining these clean school yards even when litter was artificially introduced. Follow-up questionnaire data revealed that the teachers were satisfied with the effectiveness of the program.

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