ERIC Number: ED373420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Are Our Schools Safe? AEL Policy Briefs.
Ceperley, Patricia; Simon, Karen
Because of continued concern about school violence, this policy brief examines the trends in school violence in the context of social violence, describes efforts to make schools safe, and reports efforts to curb violence in the four-state Appalachian region (Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia). Perceptions of the extent of school violence differ. Principals tend to view it as increasing, and students and teachers in general report that they feel safe in their schools. Schools can expect to play a role in helping to reduce or prevent violence; however, they need the help of parents, community agencies, and state policymakers. Sidebars present the recommendations of the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Violence and Youth and of Virginia's Education Summit. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia