ERIC Number: ED380436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Staying Safe at School. Survival Skills for Teachers Series.
Quarles, Chester L.
This book discusses personal safety issues of concern to teachers, offers common sense rules, and provides information about crime and violence. Chapter 1, "Recognizing the Problem," discusses characteristics of violent schools, myths about school crime, teachers' right to know, denial and under-reporting, and discovering problem sources. Chapter 2, "Preparing for the Inevitable: How Teachers Can Help," covers crisis management, planning, school and classroom discipline, and other schoolwide considerations. Chapter 3, "Ongoing Safety Efforts: What Teachers Can Suggest," covers elements of crime, technology, school policies, school board mandates, and professional assistance. Chapter 4, "The Troublemakers: What Teachers Need to Know," covers gangs, substance abusers, ritualistic groups, and vigilantes. Chapter 5, "Teachers' Liability and Rights," looks at risk of lawsuits and rights to pursue litigation. Chapter 6, "Avoiding Your Own Victimization," includes victim profiles, personal security programs, four stages of every crime, and other details. Chapter 7, "Becoming a Successful Victim," treats rape avoidance, robbery, and larceny. Chapter 8, "Emotional Survival," addresses decompression after a crime, coping with stress, and building a support system. Contains 41 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Crime, Crime Prevention, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Responsibility, Rape, School Law, School Policy, School Security, Secondary School Teachers, Stealing, Teacher Rights, Teacher Role, Victims of Crime, Violence
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A