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NCJ Number: 167076 Find in a Library
Title: Staying Safe at School
Author(s): C L Quarles
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: Corwin Press, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-6086-7
Sale Source: Corwin Press, Inc.
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses personal safety issues of concern to at- risk school teachers throughout the world; in addition to presenting safety rules, it provides information on crime and violence.
Abstract: An introductory chapter aims to help teachers assess security and safety threats in their own schools. In addition to presenting facts about violence, it reviews the characteristics of violent schools; discusses teachers' "right to know" about threatening student behaviors; and considers the tendency to deny dangerous student behaviors and the underreporting of school crime. This section also prescribes a way to determine a teacher's risk for being assaulted. Chapter 2 suggests how teachers can help in preventing school crime and enhancing school safety. Topics covered include crisis management preparation, the work of the Crisis Management Planning Committee, school and classroom discipline, and other schoolwide considerations in reducing crime. Chapter 3 provides suggestions for improving school safety. They relate to environmental design, teacher and student commitment to prevent crime, school policies and rules, school board mandates, and professional assistance. Chapter 4 provides information on typical "troublemakers" in schools. These include gangs, substance abusers, ritualistic groups, and vigilantes. Other chapters focus on teachers' liability and rights, ways to avoid personal victimization, and ways to deal with the emotional stress of victimization and the fear of victimization. 41 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Educators; Personal Security/Self Protection; School security
Note: Survival Skills for Teachers Series.
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