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NCJ Number: 180198 Find in a Library
Title: Dangerous Schools: What We Can Do About the Physical and Emotional Abuse of Our Children
Author(s): Irwin A. Hyman Ed.D.; Pamela A. Snook MSN
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 276
Sponsoring Agency: Jossey-Bass Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7879-4363-0
Sale Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
989 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines maltreatment of children in the name of discipline in schools throughout the country and proposes reform measures.
Abstract: More than 50 percent of children will eventually experience some level of physical or emotional maltreatment at school. Paddling, verbal assaults, strip searches, massive drug screening, and confinement--all in the name of discipline--are perpetrated by school boards, administrators, teachers, coaches and other officials in schools throughout the country. The book claims that these incidents are not only emotionally and physically damaging to the students but, also undermine the very institution they claim to protect and distort students' understanding and belief in constitutional rights. The book's nine chapters explore physical and psychological maltreatment in the classroom; attacks on children's sense of justice and democracy; drugs, dogs and discipline--double messages in the schoolhouse; morality, sex and censorship; toxic punishments, laws and litigation; and what parents can do if their child is maltreated in school. Resources, references, index
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescent abuse; Child abuse; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Educators child-abuse neglect role; Long term health effects of child abuse; Psychological victimization effects; Right of privacy; School disciplinary proceedings; School discipline
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