ERIC Number: ED376572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Creating Safe Schools. What Principals Can Do.
Hill, Marie Somers; Hill, Frank W.
This book presents various approaches for preventing violence from invading U.S. schools. Chapter 1 reviews the primary sources of violence that increasingly challenge U.S. society. Chapter 2 explores the reality that violence is not limited to poor, urban neighborhoods and presents three examples of different schools at pivotal points and offers the opportunity to anticipate the best possible solutions. Suggestions in chapter 3 address nine approaches to creating a safer school setting, with a focus on the role of leadership expectations and behaviors in creating a climate that rejects violence. The fourth chapter explores eight alternatives that involve students in creating safer schools. Chapter 5 addresses coalitions within the community and provides suggestions for and examples of successful parent-involvement programs. The sixth chapter describes the role of the central office, and chapter 7 outlines a building and campus approach for stemming crime. Ideas for proactively planning responses to disastrous situations are offered in the final chapter. Six figures are included. The following resources are included: National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) press releases, proclamations, and a contract for eliminating weapons from schools. (LMI)
Descriptors: Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Principals, School Policy, School Safety, School Security, Student Participation, Violence
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($18).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A