ERIC Number: ED402645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-12
Changing the Schools' Climate To Reduce Student Violence.
Knox, Rodney F.
Learning cannot take place in an atmosphere of fear or intimidation. The goal of today's schools must be to develop strategies and provide resources that will reduce acts of student violence in both number and intensity. This paper identifies the characteristics of well-disciplined schools: clearly identified relevant curriculum goals, an emphasis on positive behavior, cooperation with all members of the school community to find solutions, staff involvement, sensitivity to issues of race and socioeconomic factors, and central-office support of intervention programs. Well-disciplined schools also develop partnerships, conduct needs assessments, prevent unwarranted access to school property, and develop norms that value student responsibility and citizenship. The paper also offers brief examples of intervention strategies used at a middle school. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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