ERIC Number: ED207230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A State's Response to Discipline: A Case Study. Draft.
Carter, David G., Sr.
In response to the growing incidence of violence and vandalism in Connecticut schools, the state established the Interagency Task Force on School Security and the Citizens Advisory Council on Safe Schools to examine the problem. Two principal sources of information were developed, including a series of four regional hearings at which students, parents, school staff, and the public testified, and a questionnaire survey of Connecticut public school superintendents, teachers, and principals. The results indicated that the nature and extent of violence and disruption varied considerably from one type of community to another and from one school to another. Destruction and theft of school and personal property, as well as drug and alcohol use, were among the most severe problems reported. Lesser problems included assaults on students and teachers, intruders, and extortion. It was found that a number of assaults on teachers go unreported because teachers feel such assaults place their ability to handle students in question. The report includes 16 recommendations designed to alleviate the problems of violence and disruption in Connecticut schools. (JEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).