ERIC Number: ED145529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Violence and Vandalism in the Schools: The Problem and How to Address It.
This paper was prepared by members of the National Community Education Association's Committee on Violence and Vandalism in the Schools as a review of the literally hundreds of pounds of information, research, and news generated on this topic. The purpose of this review is to indicate how community education coordinators and directors can constructively approach these problems. The author outlines the scope, causes, and suggested solutions to the complex problems of vandalism and crime, drawing on the report of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency and other sources. He mentions the difficulty in ascertaining whether the causes for youth crime and violence lie within the schools or within society as a whole. He also briefly summarizes the school security measures taken by some districts, outlines possible long-range process measures to cope with these problems, and delineates community education's potential as a means of solving these problems. Statistics on school vandalism and violence are included. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Community Education, Crime, Delinquency, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, School Community Relationship, School Security, School Vandalism, Statistical Data, Student School Relationship, Violence
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Community Education Association, Flint, MI.; Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.; Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Inst. for Community Education Development.