Ensuring Safe School Environments: Exploring Issues, Seeking Solutions


Ensuring Safe School Environments: Exploring Issues-Seeking Solutions grew out of a policy statement issued by the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES). During the 1998 ACRES Conference in Charleston, school violence erupted in Arkansas. The ACRES membership responded immediately with a policy statement followed by a special topical issue of the Rural Special Education Quarterly. (RSEQ). This text includes many of the articles published in the journal and has added discussion questions and activities to enhance understanding of and reflection on the issues surrounding school violence.

Presenting the "big picture" in regard to school violence, this book discusses:

* different solutions others have used to deal with youth violence;

*the different types of programs that have been successful with youth violence;

*school violence from the perspectives of Various parts of the country;

*the frequency of violence in urban, suburban, and rural schools, as well as violence as it directly impacts the school administrator;

*strategies for preventing and addressing violence at both school and individual levels; and

*ways to work with the community, both in and out of the school.

The text is intended as supplementary material for any course preparing school administrators. Containing both research and practice, the text can be a guide for practicing school administrators, as well in their search for ways to insure the safety and well being of the students whom they serve.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Scott Poland
  • Gwen Schroth
  • Anita Pankake
  • Harry Fullwood
  • Gordon Gates
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003


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