ERIC Number: ED398619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Students' Opinions of the New Security Measures/Equipment in Their High School.
A challenge for teachers and administrators has been to develop security policies that will effectively reduce violence and improve school climate. This paper describes students' reactions to security measures implemented at a Chicago high school that served a low-socioeconomic-status neighborhood comprised predominantly of African-American and Hispanic populations. The school hired more security guards, enforced a student-uniform policy, and spent $40,000 on communication technology. Data were obtained from a survey of 30 out of the total 1,274 students at the high school. Findings indicate that a majority of the students favored the new security measures and approved of the zero-tolerance policy and the wearing of student identification badges. A significant number of students agreed that additional security personnel had improved security and reduced violence in the halls. However, a large proportion believed that school uniforms did not deter gang violence. One table is included. (Contains 12 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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