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Thapa, Amrit – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate research is clearly evolving. The field demands rigorous and empirically sound research that focuses on relating specific aspects and activities of interventions to changes in specific components of school climate. We also need empirical evidence based on sound research techniques on how both interventions and climate affect…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Research, Educational Change, Participative Decision Making
Ciccone, Patricia A.; Freibeg, Jo Ann – National School Climate Center, 2013
Increasingly, more and more areas of educational practice are being guided by sets of national standards for content, leadership, professional ethics, family-school partnerships, and school accreditation, among others. Similarly, there is growing appreciation that standards are needed to effectively measure improvement in school climate. The…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, National Standards, Long Range Planning, School Policy
Faster, Darlene; Lopez, Daisy – National School Climate Center, 2013
Today, school climate assessment has become an increasingly important and valued aspect of district, state, and federal policy. Recognizing that effective school climate improvement efforts are grounded in valid and reliable data, the Federal Department of Education launched the Safe and Supportive Schools grant in 2010 to provide 11 states with…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
Coulston, Clement; Smith, Kaitlyn – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate reform, an evidence-based strategy, supports K-12 students, school personnel,parents/guardians, and community members learning and working together to promote pro-social education. School climate is the holistic context of the life, vigor, and quality of the social connectedness, physical elements, and supportive practices that…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Inclusion, Elementary Secondary Education, School Safety
Cohen, Jonathan; Freiberg, Jo Ann – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate reform, an evidence-based strategy, supports K-12 students, school personnel, parents/guardians, and community members learning and working together to promote pro-social education. Done well, these efforts will result in safer, more supportive, engaging, helpfully challenging and harmonious schools. This report summarizes how…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Administration
Cohen, Jonathan; Brown, Philip – National School Climate Center, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Education Sciences, President Obama's Bully Prevention Partnership, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education's School Discipline Consensus Project, a growing number of State Departments of Education and foreign educational ministries support…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Adult Learning, Bullying, Prevention
Weissbourd, Richard; Bouffard, Suzanne M.; Jones, Stephanie M. – National School Climate Center, 2013
At the heart of positive school climate are strong relationships. Schools with positive climates have students and staff who are caring, respectful, and committed to their communities, both their immediate communities (e.g., school and neighborhood) and the broader world. These practices become part of the fabric of the school, permeating day to…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Moral Development, Social Development, Caring
Ross, Randy – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate reform, an evidence-based strategy, supports K-12 students, school personnel, parents/guardians and community members learning and working together to promote pro-social education. Done well, these efforts will result in even safer, more supportive, engaging, helpfully challenging and harmonious schools. The U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Duckenfield, Marty; Reynolds, Beth – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate reform, an evidence-based strategy, supports K-12 students, school personnel, parents/guardians and community members learning and working together to promote prosocial education. Done well, these efforts will result in even safer, more supportive, engaging, helpfully challenging and harmonious schools. The U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
Hughes, William; Pickeral, Terry – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate reform, an evidence-­-based strategy, supports K--12 students, school personnel, parents/guardians and community members learning and working together to promote pro-social education. Done well, these efforts will result in even safer, more supportive, engaging, helpfully challenging and harmonious schools. The U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Participative Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Participation
Cardillo, Richard – National School Climate Center, 2013
School climate reform, an evidence-­-based strategy, supports K-­12 students, school personnel, parents/guardians and community members learning and working together to promote pro-social education. Done well, these efforts will result in even safer, more supportive, engaging, helpfully challenging and harmonious schools. The U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, School Culture
Thapa, Amrit; Cohen, Jonathan; Higgins-D'Alessandro, Ann; Guffey, Shawn – National School Climate Center, 2012
Over the past three decades, researchers and educators have increasingly recognized the importance of K-12 school climate. This summary report builds on previous school climate reviews and details how school climate is associated with and/or promotes safety, healthy relationships, engaged learning and teaching and school improvement efforts. In…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Environment, Correlation, School Safety
Bellizio, Dan – National School Climate Center, 2012
This December 2012 Brief updates NSCC's 2011 report "State Policies on School Climate and Bully Prevention Efforts: Challenges and Opportunities for Deepening State Policy Support for Safe and Civil School"s (www.schoolclimate.org/climate/papers-briefs.php). This Brief provides a summary of State level: (1) anti-bullying legislation; (2)…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Bullying, School Culture, State Policy
Nader, Kathleen – National School Climate Center, 2012
Research has demonstrated that a positive school climate is an essential part of violence prevention. Many factors influence the association between school climate and behavioral outcomes. Positive school climate alone cannot prevent all variables that may contribute to the expression of aggression. Nevertheless, positive school climates influence…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, School Culture, Educational Environment
National School Climate Center, 2012
Student learning and development are a function of both individual and systemic factors. Individual factors include students' motivation as well as their intellectual and social abilities. Systemic factors include teacher quality, administrative leadership, community engagement, and learning environments. The increasing numbers of children living…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Well Being, Cooperation, Data Collection
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