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NCJ Number: 35625 Find in a Library
Title: INSTITUTION OF SCHOOL AND VIOLENCE AND ALTERNATIVES TO THE PRESENT SYSTEM - WORKSHOP - CONFERENCE ON VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM IN THE SCHOOLS, APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 1976
Author(s): J HOLT; M MARVIN
Corporate Author: Kansas State University
Division of Continuing Education
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: Kansas Governor's Cmtte on Criminal Admin
Topeka, KS 66612
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 75-A-2788-1-A
Sale Source: Kansas State University
Division of Continuing Education
Manhattan, KS 66506
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FIRST SPEAKER DISCUSSES THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND THE SOCIETAL ETIOLOGY OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM; THE SECOND DESCRIBES A LEAA-FUNDED STUDY OF PROGRAMS DEALING WITH THESE PROBLEMS.
Abstract: THE FIRST SPEAKER, JOHN HOLT, IS AN AUTHOR IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION WHO BLAMES THE PROFESSIONALIZED ATMOSPHERE IN SPORTS FOR SOME OF THE VIOLENT PROBLEMS IN TODAY'S SCHOOLS. CITING VINCE LOMBARDI, WHO SAID 'WINNING IS THE ONLY THING', THE SPEAKER GOES ON TO GIVE EXAMPLES OF SPORTS, SUCH AS HOCKEY, FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, AND OTHERS, IN WHICH IT IS ACCEPTED THAT IF ONE PLAYER CAN HURT ANOTHER WITHOUT BEING DETECTED HE IS TO BE COMMENDED. HIS OTHER POINT IS THAT EDUCATION IS COERCED LEARNING. BASING THIS ARGUMENT ON THE PRIMACY OF THE LEARNING INSTINCT IN ALL HUMANS, ESPECIALLY YOUNG ONES, HE SAYS THERE IS NOTHING MORE DEGRADING THAN TO BE FORCED TO LEARN IN A CERTAIN WAY. HE BELIEVES THAT TO DO THIS IS TO ATTACK THE INTELLECT WITH A SORT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL VIOLENCE. IT IMPARTS TO THE STUDENT THE MOST PROFOUND MESSAGE OF DISTRUST AND CONTEMPT. THE SECOND SPEAKER IS INVOLVED WITH A SURVEY OF PROGRAMS AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT ARE DIRECTED AGAINST SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM. THE STUDY STRATEGY WAS FIVE-FOLD. AN ADVANCE COMMITTEE WAS SET UP TO KEEP THE EFFORT ON THE RIGHT IDEOLOGICAL TACK. SECOND, A LITERATURE REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED. THEN AN EFFORT WAS MADE TO EXAMINE THE SOLUTIONS THAT WERE ALREADY BEING IMPLEMENTED. FOURTH, WORKING CONFERENCES WERE SET UP IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, AND FINALLY A REVIEW OF EXISTING FEDERAL PROGRAMS WAS UNDERTAKEN. FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF TAPES FROM THE VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM CONFERENCE, SEE NCJ-35621, 3562335627, 35629-35635, 35637, 35638, AND 35640-35645.
Index Term(s): Education; High school education; Programs; School security; School vandalism; Surveys; Vandalism causes; Violence; Violence causes; Workshops and seminars
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