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NCJ Number: 170996 Find in a Library
Title: NEA's Perspective and Policies on Violence in Schools (From Schools, Violence, and Society, P 225-239, 1996, Allan M Hoffman, ed. - See NCJ-170982)
Author(s): K Geiger
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The position of the National Education Association (NEA) is that violence does not originate in schools; rather, violence results from crime and violence in communities and is related to gangs, drugs, cultural influences, the media, social factors, poverty, and family dysfunction.
Abstract: The NEA's concern with violence in schools touches on each concept embedded in its mission statement. That mission statement says the NEA will promote the cause of quality public education and advance the profession of education; expand the rights and further the interests of educational employees; and advocate human, civil, and economic rights for all. The NEA believes violence in schools detracts from the development of a quality education, places educational employees at risk of injury or fatality, and violates constitutional rights. Rather than viewing schools as inherently violent places, the NEA believes that crime and violence in schools are caused by community and family problems and that the problem of violence is a social one. NEA policies, programs and activities for dealing with violence in schools are briefly described. 42 notes
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Crime in schools; Cultural influences; Juvenile court judicial discretion; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile victims; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Media violence; Public schools; School security; Students; Victims of violent crime; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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