ERIC Number: ED454459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
The Anatomy of School Violence.
To stop violence, school professionals should apply both reactive and proactive methods. Schools that focus on the psychological and sociological causes of youth violence have greater chances of success. This document presents the different aspects of school violence in order to bring about a better understanding of the violence and in turn construct a more comprehensive program for dealing with it. Included is a discussion of the role the media play in covering school violence. The psychological impact of school violence is considered, as well as the causes of school violence by teens. Intervention programs to prevent violence show more promise than other forms of intercession. Such programs include students leading anti-violence activities and programs, learning and teaching conflict resolution, and teaching anger management skills. Incorporating discussions on violence and its prevention into the subject matter of the classrooms is also a form of intervention. Safe schools can be maintained by creating culturally oriented environments and by establishing drug abuse prevention programs. What is witnessed in the schools is a part of the culture. Schools are microcosms of our society. The community with all its members: government, religions, business, parents, students, and educators, all will have to take some responsibility for the violence. (Contains 76 references.) (ADT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Contributing authors are Calvin Blake, Gwendolyn B. Colter, Elaine Eadie, Sheila Evans, Benjamin Gadsden, Madelin Gibson-Guy, Jametrice C. Glisson, Sandra Holeman, Costa Lempesis, Karen Mack, Lynnette Mitchell, Tina Poltrock, Avis Riley, Rene Ritter, Diane Steinmeyer, Shannon Stephens, James White, Deborah Whitmore, and Ronald Whitmore.