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NCJ Number: 167984 Find in a Library
Title: Creating Safe Schools: What Principals Can Do
Author(s): M S Hill; F W Hill
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 148
Sponsoring Agency: Corwin Press, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-6148-0
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: Based primarily on the authors' combined experience of over 50 years as school principals, this book provides school principals with guidance for freeing their schools from violence.
Abstract: The first chapter reviews primary sources of violence that increasingly challenge our culture and social order, followed by a chapter that shows violence is not just an urban issue in poor neighborhoods. Suggestions in the third chapter identify nine approaches to creating a safer school setting for the school principal to consider. Leadership expectations and behaviors are powerful factors in creating a climate that rejects violence. Chapter 4 explores eight alternatives that can involve students in creating safer schools. This is followed by a chapter that focuses on coalitions in the community. It notes that when the principal finds ways to facilitate the integration of community services, concomitant benefits are generated for students, families, and the school. Suggestions for and examples of effective parent-involvement programs are included. Chapter 6 explores the assistance that should be expected from the central office. Policy implementation, collaborative planning, and proactive approaches must be initiated by the central office to support administrative efforts at each school. Chapter 7 outlines a building and campus approach to stemming crime, and the concluding chapter presents ideas for proactively planning reactions to crisis situations. 77 references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Educators; School delinquency programs; Violence prevention
Note: From the Principals Taking Action Series.
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