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NCJ Number: 35627 Find in a Library
Title: PRACTICAL LOOK AT THE FUTURE - ADDRESS - CONFERENCE ON VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM IN THE SCHOOLS, APRIL 29 - MAY 1, 1976
Author(s): T SHANNON
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SPEAKER RECAPITULATES THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF TWO CALIFORNIA COMMISSIONS ON EDUCATION AND PROJECTS THEIR SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS OF CRIME AND POOR EDUCATION AS A MODEL FOR THE FUTURE.
Abstract: THE SPEAKER IS THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SAN DIEGO (CA) SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS. THE TWO COMMISSIONS HE DISCUSSES ARE THE 1973 VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT TASK FORCE AND THE 1975 RISE COMMISSION (REFORM OF INTERMEDIATE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION). THE FIRST COMMISSION IDENTIFIED FOUR TYPES OF CONFLICT WHICH LEAD TO SCHOOL VIOLENCE: SITUATION CONFLICT (LOCAL ISSUES, SCHOOL REGULATIONS, SPORTS EVENTS); INTER-GROUP CONFLICT (RACIAL AND MINORITY DISTURBANCES); STUDENT ACTIVISM (MUCH LESS A FACTOR SINCE THE END OF THE VIET NAM WAR); AND CRIME. CONSULTATION WITH VARIOUS GROUPS IDENTIFIED CAUSES FOR THESE TYPES OF CONFLICT. SITUATION CONFLICT WAS RELATED TO INADEQUATE COUNSELING, HIGH STUDENT PARTICIPATION FEES, ADMINISTRATIVE RESTRICTIONS, ATTENDANCE AND SUSPENSION, PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SCHOOL, AND IRRELEVANT CURRICULA. INTERGROUP CONFLICT WAS CAUSED BY DISCRIMINATION, EXCLUSION, AND DENIAL IN ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES, TEACHING PRACTICES, AND EMPLOYMENT OPPROTUNITIES. CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR WAS LINKED TO GENERAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS. SOLUTIONS WERE IDENTIFIED AS ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT BY ALL PARTICIPANTS (ADMINISTRATORS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND CITIZENS) IN LOCAL AND DISTRICT DECISIONMAKING; MORE EFFECTIVE COUNSELING; IMPROVED PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS; AND EXPANDED COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. THE RISE COMMISSION MADE A SERIES OF 26 RECOMMENDATIONS, MOST OF WHICH CENTERED AROUND THE PROVISION OF PERSONALIZED EDUCATION (AS BEING THE MOST EFFECTIVE). THE COMBINED RECOMMENDATIONS FORM THE BASIS OF THE SPEAKER'S PROJECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE. IF THEY ARE REALIZED, HE BELIEVES THAT CRIME, VIOLENCE, AND VANDALISM WILL NOT CONTINUE TO BE PROBLEMS. IN THE FUTURE THERE WILL BE AN INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING APPROACH, STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESSES; INVOLVEMENT OF PARENTS, STAFF, AND CITIZENS IN DISTRICT AND SITE LEVEL DECISIONMAKING; RENEWED EMPHASIS ON THE MASTERY OF BASIC ACADEMICS AND CAREER RELATED SKILLS; EXPANSION OF THE GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING FUNCTION; PHYSICAL FACILITIES TO MATCH THE INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING APPROACH; AND A DEMOCRATICALLY-FORMED SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AT THE SCHOOL AND SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVELS. 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): California; Counseling; Decisionmaking; Education; Race relations; School influences on crime; School security; School vandalism; Violence; Violence causes; Workshops and seminars
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