Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice

Synopsis

International Research and Practice. The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety is the premier resource for educational and mental health professionals seeking to implement effective prevention and intervention programs to reduce school violence and promote safe schools.

Excerpt

The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice offers an international analysis of school violence and school safety, which provides a foundation (conceptually, empirically, and practically) for implementing and examining prevention and intervention programs to reduce school violence. The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice shares insights from scholarship around the world, to advance our collective understanding of (a) theoretical and empirical foundations for understanding school violence, (b) relevant assessment and measurement, and (c) research-based prevention and intervention for school violence. Leading scholars and practitioners from numerous countries provide information about their attempts to prevent school violence, which in many cases includes innovative approaches to theory, assessment, and intervention. The information included in the chapters provides fundamental information of interest to scholars, practitioners, and other professionals.

The following provides a brief description of the information that is included in each section of the handbook:

Theoretical and empirical foundations for understanding school violence. Chapters in this first
section of the handbook provide important information regarding conceptual foun
dations related to specific issues, reviews relevant scholarship, and also identify areas
where future research is needed. This information is essential in establishing a solid
foundation for engaging in research as well as implementing school violence preven
tion and intervention programs around the world.

Assessment and measurement of school violence. Chapters in this section identify and discuss
important aspects related to assessing and measuring school violence and school
safety. Reviewing previous research, including measures used, and identifying
convergence and discrepancies as well as related implications are each invaluable in
advancing both the science and practice regarding school violence.

Research-based prevention and intervention for school violence. Chapters in the third section
provide an overview of numerous efforts around the globe to implement prevention
and intervention programs to address school violence. Authors detail the conceptual
foundations underlying the particular programs, delineate the specific strategies
incorporated in the programs, report results of research related to the effectiveness
of the strategies, and identify limitations and areas of need for further scholarship.

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