ERIC Number: ED467674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting Safe, Secure and Caring Schools in Alberta.
Alberta Learning expects all schools to have a safe and caring teaching and learning environment to ensure students have the opportunity to meet the standards of education set by the Minister of Learning. The primary objectives of this manual are to facilitate action that is legally, professionally, and educationally sound; identify and support preventive strategies that promote a safe, secure, and caring school environment; provide information about developing effective policies and procedures at the system and school levels; provide guidance in crisis communications; and assist with appropriate followup. Sufficient practical information is provided to facilitate effective planning and decisive action, which is supported by legislation and policy. Seven sections include: (1)"Governance--Legislation"; (2) "Governance--Policy Development"; (3) "Violence Prevention"; (4) "Intervention--Crisis Response and Follow-Up"; (5) "Communications and Follow-Up Reports"; (6) "Support Organizations and Agencies"; and (7) "Staff Development and Teaching Resources." This manual can serve as a practical guide to school staff as they address issues of safety and security in their schools. Appendices include forms, such as the Safe and Caring School Scan, crisis-response forms, and crisis-report forms. (Contains 108 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Intervention, Prevention, School Safety, School Security, Violence
Alberta Learning, Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0L2. Tel: 780-422-6326.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Special Education Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada