ERIC Number: ED103505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Conflict and Violence in California's High Schools.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The Task Force on the Resolution of Conflict was given the responsibility of examining the extent and nature of conflict and violence in high schools in California. To carry out that responsibility, the task force sought to identify factors which could contribute to tension-provoking and conflict-producing situations and to identify those plans and programs designed to alleviate or remediate such situations. Specifically, the task force sought to collect data of an objective and subjective nature on separate incidents of conflict and tension and to organize the data in a manner which would allow for a comprehensive assessment of the nature and prevalence of the incidents; and, to identify programs and procedures that have proven effective in preventing and ameliorating conflict on high school campuses. The task force used six major sources of information to accomplish its objectives: surveys, interviews, documents, newspaper reports, workshops, and emergency plans. The task force conducted a mail survey of over 300 California high schools and collected on-site responses to an attitude scale from approximately 1,000 persons in 32 schools. These administrators, students, teachers, parents, and community representatives were also interviewed, as were more than 60 scholars, public agency representatives, and government officials. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California