ERIC Number: ED401346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Unlearning Violence: MDE's Violence Prevention Plan.
Anderson, Cordelia; And Others
The Minnesota Department of Education has created a plan, "Unlearning Violence," to aid schools and communities in their efforts to create safe and nurturing environments for all the state's children. The goals and challenges of this plan were formulated with the involvement of over 600 citizens and an in-depth study of research related to violence prevention. Seven goals for violence prevention are articulated: (1) Promotion: Develop the qualities children need to thrive; (2) Prevention: Create comprehensive prevention efforts for all learners; (3) Protection: Assure the protection of all K-12 students and staff; (4) Family Partnerships: Strengthen the school/parent/guardian educational connection; (5) Healthy Climates: Provide positive school climates, environments, and cultures in which to work and learn; (6) Community Focus: Assure a community focus to promotion and prevention efforts; and (7) Social Norms: Change social norms to emphasize acceptable ways to solve problems. When it is implemented, the plan will be assessed through existing evaluation instruments. Implementation will be aided through state technical assistance and funding through programs described. Additional Department of Education violence prevention activities and future efforts are described. An appendix describes media activity supporting the program, community models, school violence prevention efforts, and laws related to school violence. Eight resources are provided for additional information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Mass Media Role, Partnerships in Education, Prevention, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Safety, Social Attitudes, State Legislation, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Violence
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota