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Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe


reviewed by Ronnie Casella — 2004

coverTitle: Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe
Author(s): Peter K. Smith (Editor)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415278236, Pages: 265, Year: 2003
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Those following developments in social policy in the United States know that during the 1990s school violence became an urgent issue for the federal government, prompting high profile reports and significant policy changes.  A common refrain in the chapters in Violence in Schools: The Response in Europe, edited by Peter K. Smith, is that Europe too became engrossed in the issue of school violence primarily during the 1990s.  The book is a compilation of chapters, each of which examines school violence in one country in the European Union, with additional commentaries by authors who discuss school violence in Israel, Australia, and the United States.  The text grew out of a European Union initiative (the Connect initiative) that was developed to support collaboration between countries in Europe.  The European Commission under its Fifth Framework, which included the Connect initiative, funded 60 education projects, six of which were on the topic of school violence.  The book reports on one of these six.    Each chapter reports on one country and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 290-293
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11195, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 3:40:04 AM

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  • Ronnie Casella
    Central Connecticut State University
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    RONNIE CASELLA is an assistant professor of educational foundations and secondary education at Central Connecticut State University. He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University and an M.A. in English Education from New York University. He is the author of “Being Down”: Challenging Violence in Urban Schools and At Zero Tolerance: Punishment, Prevention, and School Violence. He has also published articles in The Urban Review, Teachers College Record, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and other journals. His current research focuses on the uses of security technologies in public schools.
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