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ERIC Number: EJ788771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Responding to Urban Violence: What Teachers Tell Us They Can and Must Do in Their Classrooms
Wheeler, Edyth; Stomfay-Stitz, Aline
Childhood Education, v84 n3 p158-K Spr 2008
Children in all areas are exposed both directly and indirectly to violence. Proportionally, children in urban settings have more frequent exposure to violence. According to the Children's Defense Fund (2007), a child or teen is killed by gunfire every three hours--nearly eight a day ( Simply feeling safe in the neighborhood is not guaranteed for many children. This article addresses what teachers in urban schools say about what they do to support the children in their classrooms whose lives bring them into frequent contact with violence. It presents a story of one teacher's experience in an urban school, which is valuable to the efforts to address factors that lead to violence in urban and other settings. (Contains 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A