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ERIC Number: EJ941401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Safe Schools: The Threat from within?
Short, Donn
Education Canada, v51 n3 Sum 2011
Safe school policies in many urban schools in Ontario have featured security guards, electronic surveillance, student identification tags, discipline, and zero tolerance. In 2000, the Ontario Ministry of Education passed the Safe Schools Act, which set out a list of offences that could trigger expulsion, suspension, and other disciplinary responses. Interestingly, it did not define safety. In a parallel move, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) adopted The Equity Foundation Statement in 1999--a comprehensive commitment to equity and a rally against racism, homophobia, sexism, and oppression based on class. This article explores the disconnect between students' and teachers' conceptualization of safety and equity, and how they experience them on a day-to-day basis. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada