ERIC Number: EJ925626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Creating Safe Learning Environments for At-Risk Students in Urban Schools
Smith, Shonta M.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v84 n4 p123-126 2011
This article shows that students tend to prosper in safe learning environments and that stakeholders are disturbed by the number of at-risk students that are being suspended and expelled from urban schools. The suspensions and expulsions result from repeated offenses, including disrespect and insubordination, gang fights, and possession of illegal narcotics and weapons charges, to name only a few. If at-risk students are not safe, we cannot soberly expect them to prosper and learn. Accordingly, stakeholders must work collectively to change this phenomenon.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, At Risk Students, Educational Environment, School Safety, Expulsion, Suspension, Aggression, Weapons, Drug Abuse, Violence, Student Behavior, Intervention, Positive Reinforcement, School Community Relationship, Urban Areas, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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