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Díaz-Vicario, Anna; Gairín Sallán, Joaquín – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Schools should be safe spaces for students, teaching staff and non-teaching staff. For the concept of "safety" to be meaningful, it must be interpreted broadly to encompass well-being in its widest sense. A common challenge for schools and educational authorities is, therefore, to manage school safety appropriately not only…
Descriptors: School Safety, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Well Being
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Hasking, Penelope A.; Heath, Nancy L.; Kaess, Michael; Lewis, Stephen P.; Plener, Paul L.; Walsh, Barent W.; Whitlock, Janis; Wilson, Marc S. – School Psychology International, 2016
Around the world, school staff are increasingly expressing concern about nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and how best to address this behavior in the school setting. However, there is a notable lack of informed guidance for schools, and clear inconsistencies in the practices school staff adopt. In this position paper we draw on our collective…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Self Destructive Behavior, School Counseling, Guidelines
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2013
By nearly all accounts, the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School did everything right on Dec. 14--and with the security measures they took before that day--when a young man armed with powerful weapons blasted his way into the school. But the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history, a day that President Barack Obama has…
Descriptors: Weapons, Elementary Secondary Education, School Security, Crime Prevention
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Barrios, Lisa C.; Jones, Sherry Everett; Gallagher, Susan S. – Journal of School Health, 2007
Background: Approximately 10-25% of child and adolescent injuries occur at school. Little is known about school-related injuries to teachers and other adults or about the direct cost of injuries to schools. This study examined the characteristics of cases involving injuries resulting in lawsuits against schools, compared cases in which schools…
Descriptors: Injuries, School Accidents, Prevention, School Safety
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Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Townsend, Michael A. R. – Journal of School Health, 2007
Background: There is a need for greater international understanding of student safety in schools. This New Zealand study investigated the causes and school location of fractures sustained by students attending elementary school, with special emphasis on the types of fractures sustained following falls from playground equipment of various heights.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Size, School Location, Playgrounds
Zirkel, Perry A. – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2005
Public schools routinely require permission or release forms for field trips and other activities of potential liability. The legal status of such forms varies, but they are generally considered neither rock-solid protection nor legally valueless in terms of immunity. This article presents a case involving a student who sustained bicycle injuries…
Descriptors: School Accidents, Legal Responsibility, Court Litigation, Educational Policy
Smith, Ida M. – 2002
This is a report of a study of safety issues at one urban middle school in New Jersey. The study had four objectives: (1) to identify the safety concerns of the staff and students of the school; (2) to determine effective strategies for improving safety; (3) to ascertain ways to implement strategies for improved safety; and (4) to determine ways…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Middle Schools, School Accidents
Dillman, Robert P.; Klingel, Jay W. – Facilities Manager, 2002
Discusses the 1997 collapse of a balcony on a historic building at the University of Virginia, which resulted in a death and several injuries. Explores the balcony structure and cause of the collapse, any possibly preventative measures, and the resolution of legal proceedings resulting from the collapse. (EV)
Descriptors: College Buildings, Death, Injuries, Legal Problems
Shaul, Marnie S. – 2000
In 1998, an estimated 3.4 million uninsured children were of high school age. Among highly populated states, there were wide differences in the percentage of these uninsured children, ranging from 28 percent in Texas to 6 percent in Massachusetts. Ten states and the District of Columbia require high school students to have health insurance before…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Injuries
Delgado, Evelyn – 1999
This paper explores the rationale for why classroom teachers should be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and pediatric first aid. It begins by introducing a scenario of two fatal tragedies in a school setting. It also examines a study done of teachers and school aides in inclusive classrooms and their concerns about health and safety…
Descriptors: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, First Aid
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. – 1981
This student section of a South Carolina industrial arts safety guide includes guidelines for developing a student safety program and three sections of shop safety practices. Safety program format, safety committees, safety inspection, and student accident investigation are discussed in the section on developing a student safety program. Set forth…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Auto Mechanics, Drafting
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1981
This guide is intended to draw attention to the necessity for safety education in every aspect of industrial arts and to provide resources for upgrading and improving safety instruction in the classroom. It also can be used for inservice training of industrial art teachers and for undergraduate teacher education in Connecticut. Introductory…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Curriculum Guides, Disabilities, Equipment Utilization
Brackett, Christine – 1992
This guide has been developed to provide resources to teachers to address injury prevention in their classrooms. Entries in this guide represent materials which the Injury Prevention Program has identified. Chapters are divided by their target grade and age level. Curricula are listed by the youngest grade which they target. For each entry,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Injuries, Prevention
Gittman, Elizabeth – 1989
This project sought to reduce incidence of on-the-job accidents by providing safety-related materials and training to teacher aides in special education classrooms. The project produced a 15-minute training videotape as well as written instructional materials from which a safety training handbook was compiled. Following preliminary assessments,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education
Pucciarelli, Catherine S., Ed. – 1989
This handbook provides an introduction for teacher aides recently hired by the Nassau Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) to work with handicapped students. Topics covered include mental, learning, physical and emotional disabilities, the role of the teacher aide, crisis intervention, building students' self-esteem, managing student…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Crisis Intervention
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