ERIC Number: ED459394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Safety in Schools: International Experience and Action. Crime Prevention Series #3.
This monograph brings together information on school safety trends, policies, and projects from various countries around the world. It has been written for school principals, superintendents, administrators, boards of governors, school-parent bodies, and others in leadership positions who are concerned about school safety issues. It discusses the range of approaches that are being developed and adapted in different countries. The most successful approaches are those that see the school within their community. They focus not just on aggressive or violent incidents but also on health, use a range of policies and programs, and consider not only the roles and needs of individual pupils but also those of teachers, support staff, administrators, school operations, families, and the school community. They use a community-based approach to promoting school safety. Section 1 provides an introduction. Section 2 explores the scope of the school violence problem. Section 3 explores trends in approaches to school safety in Europe and beyond. Section 4 presents the critical elements of a comprehensive approach to school safety. Sections 5 and 6 present examples from practices around the world that show how safety is a community issue. An extensive list of resources is included. (Contains 49 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Community Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, School Policy, School Safety, Teacher Role, Violence
For full text: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/html/pub1.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: N/A