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ERIC Number: ED467223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Schools without Fear: The Report of the NASBE Study Group on Violence and Its Impact on Schools and Learning.
Ascroft, Jane
Violence and the fear of violence are taking an unacceptable toll on the lives and educations of young people in this country. The effects of violence on both individual students and on the learning environment can be devastating. The National Association of State Boards of Education Study Group framed recommendations for attacking this epidemic based on its belief that improving the school environment greatly enhances the safety of students, that schools must facilitate the formation of basic skills that enable young people to understand and resolve conflict nonviolently, and that schools must never give up on young people and their ability to learn. Three recommendations are that each state board should develop a state plan for dealing with violence among young people and its effect on teaching and learning; that state boards of education must protect the right of students and staff to feel safe and secure in a classroom as well as the right of children and youth to receive a public education; and that state plans should incorporate long-term strategies to prevent violence that include a focus on school climate and culture, such as cross-disciplinary instruction about violence, conflict resolution, and ethics. (Contains 31 references.) (RT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Edited by David Kysilko.