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ERIC Number: ED245033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 231
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-88364-100-3
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.