ERIC Number: ED380880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Preventing Violence in Schools.
Research Roundup, v11 n2 Win 1994/95
Elementary school principals are in a key position to prevent school violence. This document reviews five publications that feature strategies administrators and teachers can use to create a safe school. In "Creating Safe Environments for Learning in North Carolina's Public Schools," Tanya M. Suarez reviews the literature on school safety and highlights the characteristics of schools that are safe places to learn in the midst of community violence. In "Violence in the Schools: How to Proactively Prevent and Defuse It," Joan L. Curcio and Patricia F. First offer strategies to defuse situations that promise to explode into violence. They discuss methods of preventing cultural and racial clashes, the growth of gangs, weapons in school, sexual harassment, and physical intimidation."Second Step: A Violence-Prevention Curriculum," by the Committee for Children, presents a curriculum that reduces the potential for student violence by teaching skills in impulse control, anger management, and empathy. Diane Aleem and Oliver Moles, cochairs of the Goal Six Work Group, suggest ways that schools may be able to reduce student violence by creating orderly and nurturing learning environments in the publication "Reaching the Goals: Goal 6--Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools." Finally, in "Reducing School Violence in Florida," Stephanie Kadel and Joseph Follman describe actions that principals can take to prevent school violence. (LMI)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Discipline Policy, Drug Abuse, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Juvenile Gangs, Leadership, Prevention, School Policy, School Safety, Sexual Harassment, Violence
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Educational Products, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 ($2.50; bulk orders of 10 or more, $2 each; Virginia residents add 4.5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.