ERIC Number: ED428464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
School Safety, Annual Report. 1998.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
This report describes the nature and extent of crime and violence on school property. It presents information on how schools and communities can work together to prevent and address school violence. The report is divided into 4 chapters. Chapter 1 presents the nature and scope of school violence, whereas chapter 2 describes steps that communities can take to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce violence. This chapter also highlights what schools, students, and other stakeholders can do to create a safe learning environment for all students. Chapter 3 presents summary information on model programs that have demonstrated success or that seem promising in addressing the problems and issues related to school crime. The last chapter lists resources for more information about school safety and crime issues. The data in the report show a decline in school crime and a reduction in the percentage of students carrying weapons to school. At the same time, the evidence indicates a substantial amount of crime, including violent crime, against both students and teachers, and students are more fearful at school today than in the past. Schools are responding to these challenges by implementing zero-tolerance policies, by increasing school security, and by starting formal school-violence prevention or reduction programs. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC.