ERIC Number: ED424699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Victimization at School. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Violence in schools directly affects educators and students by reducing school effectiveness, inhibiting student learning, and exposing students who may already be at risk for school failure to physical and emotional harm. The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research "Monitoring the Future Study" supports the conclusion that victimization rates at school for high school seniors changed little between 1976 and 1996, except for small increases in the number of students who reported being threatened. Data collected in 1996 on type and racial/ethnic distribution of victimization at school during the previous 12 months demonstrate that black and white high school seniors were about equally likely to report being victimized; black students were more likely than white students to report being injured with a weapon; high school seniors from metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas were about equally likely to report being victimized; and high school seniors were more likely to report being threatened or injured without a weapon than with a weapon. Data are presented in one table and two graphs. (MKW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.