ERIC Number: ED390552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Hidden Casualties: The Relationship between Violence and Learning.
Prothrow-Stith, Deborah; Quaday, Sher
This report is intended to support the goal of primary prevention of violence. The report examines how violence affects the development and learning abilities of children and youth. Seeing family violence, living in unsafe neighborhoods, witnessing violence, and being exposed to the harsh lives often faced by immigrants and refugees places children in a precarious position where progression through normal stages of development is stifled. While learning is affected by exposure to violence, learning can also lead to the prevention of violence. Schools can play a significant role in this prevention. "Guideposts" for breaking the cycle of violence include: (1) the recognition that parents are children's first and most essential teachers; (2) a multidisciplinary approach to violence prevention; (3) incorporation of violence prevention into the current curriculum; (4) recognition that schools alone cannot stop violence; (5) refusal on the part of communities to tolerate violence as an entrenched condition of modern life; and (6) understanding that no one group is the cause of violence in the United States. Four appendices include information on violence prevention programs; evaluation of programs; the National Health and Education Consortium; and the National Consortium for African American Children, Inc. (Contains 44 references.) (JW)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Children, Cognitive Development, Emotional Problems, Family Environment, Family Violence, Immigrants, Learning Problems, Prevention, Refugees, Role of Education, School Role, Social Influences, Social Problems, Violence
National Health and Education Consortium, c/o the Institute for Educational Leadership, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Health & Education Consortium, Washington, DC.; National Consortium for African American Children, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Witnesses to Violence
Note: For an article excerpted from this document, see EA 027 226.