Issues About Change, Vol. 5, No. 2: Safe Schools: Lessons From the Sites

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Author: Alicia Castro

Product ID: SCH-09 Price: Available free online
• Published: 1995    • 6 pages   

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What can we, as teachers, administrators, parents, and the community, do about crime and violence in our schools? This paper suggests solutions. It introduces important elements of effective safe school programs and describes specific safe school programs undertaken at a Texas high school, a New Mexico middle school, and a Louisiana elementary school. Topics include:

  • Early intervention with young children
  • School violence prevention initiatives
  • Conflict resolution programs and peer mediation
  • School partnerships with parents and the community

This publication is one of a series of briefing papers called Issues About Change.