ERIC Number: ED454486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
School Violence: An Overview. Also: Creating Safe Schools; Conflict Resolution Education.
Juvenile Justice, v8 n1 Jun 2001
This publication examines the extent and nature of school violence and reviews promising approaches to creating safe schools and peacefully resolving conflicts. The feature article, "School Violence: An Overview" (Margaret Small and Kellie Dressler Tetrick), provides an understanding of the nature of the challenges to safety and discusses ways to devise effective strategies to prevent school violence. The second article, "Creating Safe Schools: A Comprehensive Approach" (Ira Pollack and Carlos Sundermann), provides a comprehensive approach that requires collaboration with the community. It suggests that if properly conceived, comprehensive safe school planning will foster a safer environment for students and their teachers. The last article, "Conflict Resolution Education: Preparing Youth for the Future" (Donna K. Crawford and Richard J. Bodine), discusses an alternative approach to conflict resolution. Conflict resolution education can contribute to making schools safer and preparing students to participate in society by offering four alternatives: process curriculum; mediation programs; peaceable classrooms; and peaceable schools. The document also includes lists of publications and resources to help prevent school violence and promote safe schools. (Contains 12 figures and 14 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Peer Relationship, Prevention, Problem Solving, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse INCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 410-792-4358. For full text: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Note: Edited by Eileen M. Garry, Catherine Doyle, Earl E. Appleby, Jr., and Ellen McLaughlin.