ERIC Number: ED458713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Newsletter of the Comprehensive Center-Region VI, v4 n1 Spr 1999.
The articles in this issue dealing with school safety discusses what rural and small urban settings are doing to prevent violence and to educate young people about prosocial alternatives to violence. The research is quite clear that female, minority, and gay students are the targets of a disproportionate amount of harassment and violence, both in and out of school. A data-driven program, as recommended by the Principles of Effectiveness, would suggest that violence-prevention programs should pay special attention to the needs of these students. Kent Peterson points out in his article that school safety entails more than the absence of violence. Schools and classrooms should be places where students are safe to take intellectual risks, where students can make and learn from their mistakes, and where they treat one another respectfully. An article by Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood entails an interview with Harvard professor and violence-prevention expert, Deborah Prothrow-Stith, who shows how violence is also a major health issue for today's young people. A special insert entitled "Violence Prevention/Reduction Resources" provides a range of Web sites and resource links found on the World Wide Web that offers guidance to what schools, communities, teachers, parents, and kids can do together regarding violence prevention. (Contains 17 references.) (DFR)
Descriptors: Delinquency, Early Intervention, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Safety, School Security, Sex, Sex Role, Student Behavior, Violence
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Note: Theme issue. Published biannually.