Good Schools Study (GSS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Raising Voices
Institute of Education, UK
Makerere University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01678846
First received: August 24, 2012
Last updated: December 17, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
Results First Received: October 8, 2015  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Conditions: Physical Violence
Educational Achievement
Mental Health
Sexual Violence
Violence Against Children
Intervention: Behavioral: Good School Toolkit

  Participant Flow
  Hide Participant Flow

Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
Cross-sectional baseline and endline surveys were conducted in 42 schools in June/July 2012 and June/July 2014. A simple random sample of up to 130 P5, 6 and 7 students were invited for individual interviews. If there were fewer than 130 P5-7 students in a school, all were invited for interview.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
No text entered.

Reporting Groups
  Description
Good School Toolkit

Schools in the intervention arm will receive the Good Schools Toolkit materials and implementation support.

Good School Toolkit: The Toolkit uses a six step process to create a school wide intervention that engages teachers, students, administration, and parents to reflect on how they can promote quality of education in their school. The Toolkit articulates complex ideas (what is a good learning environment, a good teacher, how to create positive discipline without using violence) through booklets, posters and school initiated learning processes. Specific modules on alternative discipline techniques and how staff can use positive discipline are included in the Toolkit. The intervention includes sessions on knowledge, attitudes and opportunities to practice new behavioural skills. Work is led by teachers and students, and supported by visits from Raising Voices staff. The Toolkit can be reviewed at (http://www.raisingvoices.org/children/good_school_toolkit.php).

Control Schools in this arm will receive the Good Schools Toolkit materials and some implementation support after the end of the trial.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Good School Toolkit     Control  
STARTED     1921 [1]   1899  
COMPLETED     1921     1899  
NOT COMPLETED     0     0  
[1] Whole school implementation. Started and completed shows number of students in the end-line survey.



  Baseline Characteristics
  Hide Baseline Characteristics

Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
The baseline survey total participants is shown here (whereas the number in the participant flow is the number of participants at endline, in both the "started and "completed")

Reporting Groups
  Description
Good School Toolkit

Schools in the intervention arm will receive the Good Schools Toolkit materials and implementation support.

Good School Toolkit: The Toolkit uses a six step process to create a school wide intervention that engages teachers, students, administration, and parents to reflect on how they can promote quality of education in their school. The Toolkit articulates complex ideas (what is a good learning environment, a good teacher, how to create positive discipline without using violence) through booklets, posters and school initiated learning processes. Specific modules on alternative discipline techniques and how staff can use positive discipline are included in the Toolkit. The intervention includes sessions on knowledge, attitudes and opportunities to practice new behavioural skills. Work is led by teachers and students, and supported by visits from Raising Voices staff. The Toolkit can be reviewed at (http://www.raisingvoices.org/children/good_school_toolkit.php).

Control Schools in this arm will receive the Good Schools Toolkit materials and some implementation support after the end of the trial.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Good School Toolkit     Control     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  1824     1882     3706  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
  13.1  (1.5)     13.0  (1.5)     13.0  (1.5)  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     927     1010     1937  
Male     897     872     1769  



  Outcome Measures
  Show All Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Physical Violence From School Staff   [ Time Frame: 2-year follow-up ]

2.  Secondary:   Child Mental Health   [ Time Frame: 2-year follow-up ]

3.  Secondary:   Educational Achievement: Word Recognition in English   [ Time Frame: 2-year follow-up ]

4.  Secondary:   Safety and Well-being at School   [ Time Frame: At 2 year follow-up ]


  Serious Adverse Events


  Other Adverse Events


  Limitations and Caveats
  Hide Limitations and Caveats

Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
No text entered.


  More Information
  Hide More Information

Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr Karen Devries
Organization: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
phone: 0207958 8164 ext 8164
e-mail: Karen.Devries@lshtm.ac.uk


Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):

Responsible Party: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01678846     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: LSHTM_6183
Study First Received: August 24, 2012
Results First Received: October 8, 2015
Last Updated: December 17, 2015
Health Authority: United Kingdom: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Uganda: National Council for Science and Technology