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ERIC Number: ED460422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
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An Evaluation of the North Carolina Annual Report on School Violence: Scientific Realism in Practice.
Carruthers, William L.; Stacey, Dennis
To analyze perceptions of what constitutes a safe school. different perceptions of what constitutes a safe school, an assessment of the first 4 years of North Carolina's Annual Report on School Violence (ARSV) is reported here. The ARSV is a collection of data on specific acts of violence occurring on school property. Data on acts of violence were tabulated annually for 14 incident types: armed robbery; assault on school officials, employees, and volunteers; assault involving use of a weapon; assault resulting in serious injury; homicide; indecent liberties with a minor; kidnapping; possession of a firearm; possession of a weapon; possession of controlled substance; rape; robbery; sexual assault; and sexual offense. Results indicate that content validity for the ARSV appears to be reasonably good insofar as most respondents believe it is important to collect information on these variables. Criterion-related validity for the ARSV is nonexistent at this time. All the respondents were administrators, and it is suggested that gathering the perspectives of teachers, parents, and students would be useful in future studies. Statistical correlations are presented in 13 tables, and definitions for ARSV incidents appear in two appendices. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina