ERIC Number: ED366103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Safe, Disciplined, Drug-Free Schools. A Background Paper for the Goals 2000: Educate America Satellite Town Meeting July 20, 1993.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
What can be done to solve the problem of crime in schools? "Project Freedom," in Wichita, Kansas, is creating programs to help children learn about dangers that come with joining gangs and becoming involved in drugs. A community program in Los Angeles, Community Youth Gang Services," is a crisis intervention team working with at-risk teens. Both of these community programs are being examined as successful ways communities are becoming involved in fighting crime and drugs. A second way schools are looking into fighting crime is teaching crime prevention programs to educators. The "Boston Conflict Resolution Program" is helping students and teachers learn to deal with conflicts that arise in school situations. Most educational administrators agree that to get any program to work the students must be involved in the anticrime and antidrug efforts. Suggestions on how to decrease weapons in school range from metal detectors at school entrances, to open cubbies instead of lockers. Why schools are experiencing discipline problems, and what effective discipline policies must contain are outlined in the paper. Two short profiles are presented of communities in Ohio and California who are coping with drug use and gangs. A description of the social service department of New Haven public schools (Connecticut) is included. Sources for information on 25 programs that communities are implementing to decrease school violence are listed. (KDP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.