ERIC Number: ED340140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
School Safety and the Law. Report on Proceedings of the School Safety and the Law Conference (Westlake Village, California, May 2-3, 1991).
Menacker, Julius; And Others
Findings from a U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored project, Using the Law to Improve School Order and Safety, are reviewed in this conference report. The conference agenda included presentation of the purpose, activities, and results of the project; reactions from a participating principal; and small-group discussion sessions. Findings supported the hypothesis that a feeling of ownership of order and safety policy was both important and absent in the experimental schools. Other findings indicated an inadequate knowledge of discipline and safety law; counterproductive views of the role of law; ineffective discipline administration; and the importance of the principal, parental, and community roles. Recommendations are made in the following areas: federal and state policy; parental roles; the school/community partnership; directions for research; dissemination strategies; and teacher training. A model school safety and order program is outlined. (21 endnotes) (LMI)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A