By Joan N. Burstyn, Geoff Bender, Ronnie Casella, Howard W. Gordon, Domingo P. Guerra, Kristen V. Luschen, Rebecca Stevens, Kimberly M. Williams
• includes voices of school students, accused of practicing violence, who have been participants in violence prevention programs;
• analyzes a citywide peer mediation program (who benefits and who does not, who is mediated and who mediates, and what the implications of these findings may be);
• examines the kinds of violence recognized in schools and the ways schools themselves may perpetuate violence; and
• describes a violence prevention program for students at an alternative school.
Preventing Violence in Schools: A Challenge to American Democracy is highly relevant for students in courses on urban education, foundations of education, education and social policy, youth and the law, and qualitative research, and for teachers, administrators, and other professionals, such as school psychologists and guidance counselors, at the middle and high school levels.
- Joan N. Burstyn
- Ronnie Caselia
- Kimberly M. Williams
- Geoff Bender
- Kristen V. Luschen
- Mahwah, NJ