Creating Safe Schools for All Children

ISBN-10: 020532018X

ISBN-13: 9780205320189

Edition: 2002

Authors: Daniel L. Duke
List price: $119.00
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Description: Creating Safe Schools for All Students draws on the latest research, law, and expert judgment to offer educators a comprehensive program for designing safe schools. This book provides a set of standards that educators can use to evaluate their schools and then develop practical and systematic plans for ensuring orderly and caring learning environments. It also addresses several theoretical perspectives through which readers can come to understand school safety. Attention is given to the distinction between preventing violence and promoting safety.

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List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Why This Book?
What Is a Safe School?
Safety Standards
Understanding the Challenge of School Safety
The Rise of School Safety As a National Priority
The Road to Columbine and Beyond
School Safety Themes
Conclusion
References
Perspectives on School Safety
What Is a Perspective?
An Educational Perspective
A Psychological Perspective
An Organizational Perspective
A Political Perspective
A Cultural Perspective
A Design Perspective
Conclusion
References
The Elements of a Safe School
Standard 1: Knowing What Is Expected
The Need for Clear Guidelines
What Form Should Guidelines Take?
What Are Characteristics of a Good Rule?
Can a School Have Too Many Rules?
What Behaviors Do Rules Need to Address?
Which Rules Can Cause Confusion?
Who Should Make the Rules?
How Should Rules Be Shared with Students?
Conclusion
References
Standard 2: Humane, Fair, and Consistent Enforcement
The Nature of Rule Enforcement
Understanding Consequences
How Can Consequences Be Used Conscientiously and Effectively?
What Is Known about School-Based Consequences?
Discipline and Special Education Students
The Complexities of Rule Enforcement
Conclusion
References
Standard 3: A Caring School Community
Toxic School Cultures
What Is a Caring School Community?
Learning to Care
The Need for Special Skills
Troubleshooting
Positive Peer Influence
Connecting to School
Embracing Differences
A Pervasive Sense of Psychological Safety
Conclusion
References
Standard 4: A Comprehensive School Safety Plan
What Are the Goals of a Comprehensive School Safety Plan?
What to Include in a School Safety Plan
Core Components of a Comprehensive Plan
A Comprehensive School Safety Plan in Action
Steps in Developing a School Safety Plan
Conclusion
References
Standard 5: Crisis Management
The Nature of School Crises
The Need for Crisis Management
General Guidelines for Crisis Planning
The Importance of Communication
Postcrisis Planning
Conclusion
References
Standard 6: School Facilities Designed for Safety
The Impact of Physical Environment on Behavior
Safer Movement in and around School
Better Supervision through Design
School Safety through Controlled Access
Safety on School Grounds
Designing Special Facilities
Environmental Enhancement through Design
Conclusion
References
Standard 7: School Safety and Community Support
The Changing Community Context of Schools
Schools Feel the Impact of Changing Communities
Sources of Support in the Safe School Campaign
The Challenge of Collaboration
The Promise of Collaboration
Strong Families: The Cornerstone of Safe Schools and Communities
Conclusion
References
School Safety: Questions and Reflections
Questions about School Safety
Questions of Law and Policy
Questions Related to Specific Safety Problems
Questions Related to General School Safety Issues
Conclusion
References
Lessons Learned on the Way to Safer Schools
Thinking about School Safety
Organizing for School Safety
School Safety and Leadership
School Safety As a Mirror of Society
Safe Schools Can Be Achieved
References
Standards for Safe Schools
Index
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