ERIC Number: ED376600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Rebuilding Schools As Safe Havens: A Typology for Selecting and Integrating Violence Prevention Strategies.
Linquanti, Robert; Berliner, BethAnn
This document presents an effective way to view, select, and integrate school safety policies and programs. It offers a typology of school safety approaches, examines within the context of this typology a broad range of current policies and practices to prevent or manage violence, and provides a set of prompting questions for each of the three major categories along the continuum of approaches. Following the introduction, section 2 defines the typology, which is based on three strands--temporal (time), behavioral (locus of control), and focal (scope). Section 3 applies the typology to a broad range of policies and practices. A "menu of options" groups these policies into three clusters that correspond to points along the typology continuum. It includes samples of policies, conduct codes, and enforcement measures that schools can use to respond to emergencies, move away from crisis, or prepare for the future. Questions to answer for developing a comprehensive strategy are presented in the fourth section. The final section points out that building safe schools is not a peripheral mission of education; it is a central goal requiring commitment and cooperation. Two figures are included. The appendix contains a list of regional contacts. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.