ERIC Number: ED245033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Toward Better and Safer Schools. A School Leader's Guide to Delinquency Prevention.
Cuervo, Amalia G. Ed.; And Others
This handbook, structured to facilitate use by policy makers, practitioners, school board members and school staff, contains three parts. Part I presents practical information and an action plan for implementing school improvement and delinquency prevention measures. Chapters 1 and 2 focus on how delinquency affects the U.S. educational system, and on establishing a rationale for school-based delinquency prevention policies and practices. Chapters 3 through 5 present a six-step process to support local boards in selecting non-punitive approaches to discipline and to delinquency prevention, particularly early prevention programs. The process provides for choosing a focus for change, assessing a school's weaknesses and strengths, setting goals and objectives, developing an action plan, implementing chosen strategies, and gauging progress toward improvement. Part II is a compendium of more than 45 in-school improvement and delinquency prevention program models that are currently being implemented in public schools throughout the U.S. This part functions partly as a how-to manual for practitioners, and partly as a resource guide to a network of innovators and experts. Part III, a more extensive resource and reference guide, may be used to assist in planning and evaluating delinquency prevention programs; it includes and annotated list of recommended books, articles, readings, theme-related periodicals and congressional hearings, selected media aids, technical assistance sources, databases and clearinghouses, and development resources. An appendix contains examples of behavioral contracts between students, parents, and schools. (Author/KH)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Resources, School Administration, School Effectiveness, School Role, School Safety, Student Participation
National Schools Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($14.95 + $2.75 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.