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by Ronnie Casella — 2003
The article examines how zero tolerance policy is enacted in schools, and how the policy is supported by developments in technology, crime and prison policy, and social science theories of delinquency. The reseach is based on qualitative research and policy analysis, and has an interdisciplinary focus that would be of interest to educators, policymakers, and school administrators.

by Sandra Mickens — 2003
This commentary argues that we must understand and respond to the emotional issues posed for students by violent school environments so that all students can begin to prepare for the academic challenges envisioned by the No Child Left Behind Act.

by Adam Lefstein — 2002
Study examines the relationship between pedagogy and classroom control in traditional and progressivist teaching practices. Based on study of current Israeli school reform program, I argue that this relationship has been inadequately addressed, both in theory and in practice.

by Ellen Lagemann — 1992

by William Russell — 1941
“The Schools and the Defense” was a Symposium on Defense Activities, held at Teachers College, Columbia University, August 6, 1941. Paul R. Mort, Chairman.

by Ron Avi Astor — 2007
I’ve been researching school violence worldwide since the early 1980s and I’ve seen how our culture has responded to these tragedies. Unfortunately, some of the most important lessons that need to be learned are often lost in a quest to “understand the perpetrator”. If we hope to reduce future attacks, these are the main lessons we should learn as a culture.

by Nahal Zamani & Alice Farmer — 2009
Corporal punishment is abusive, ineffective, and violates international human rights law: it should be immediately abolished in the US. Corporal punishment violates children's right to freedom from cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, and contributes to a hostile school environment in which students struggle to learn and succeed. Corporal punishment is abusive for all children, but it has particularly severe effects for students with disabilities. Not only is it ineffective in teaching them appropriate behaviors, it can cause lasting mental and physical injury, and it can make students aggressive and unable to learn. For students with disabilities, corporal punishment can be followed directly by a decline in their medical conditions. These discriminatory, abusive, and ineffective practices should be abolished in US schools. There are better methods of providing effective school discipline, including positive behavioral support systems that enable educators to respond to children's individual needs.

by Richard Fossey, Ron Newsom & Marc Cutright — 2010
Colleges and universities can probably do more to make their campuses safer in light of the tragedies at the University of Alabama and Virginia Tech University. Absent reckless conduct, however, we should not hold colleges and universities responsible for violent acts committed by disturbed faculty members or students.

by Richard Fossey & Judith Adkison — 2010
Let’s not kid ourselves--we have child molesters in some of our schools. They are crafty; they are obsessed; and they have a primitive, almost animalistic instinct for choosing student victims who will passively submit to their aggressions. Educators need to cultivate an attitude of vigilance, a bit of forensic horse sense, and a healthy sense of skepticism when they observe an employee’s suspicious behavior with a student.

by Martha McCarthy — 2012
This commentary focuses on cyberbullying, which is a growing national concern. Special attention is given to the dilemma faced by school authorities in their efforts to comply with increasingly prescriptive antibullying mandates, which may generate constitutional challenges that disciplinary action abridges students' First Amendment rights.

by Ronald Jacobson — 2012
In a bullying encounter, we ask why a bully bullies in the first place, but part of such an inquiry almost always includes a focus on the victim—that is, what is it about the victim that draws the ire of the bully? Researchers have spent great effort seeking to understand the motivations behind bullying, including why victims are targetable. Once we understand what causes a victim to be targeted, then, we believe, we can “fix up” the victim (to make him or her less targetable), and we can focus our work with the bully—helping him or her to be more tolerant of the “targetable” qualities held by the victim. But research also indicates that we may actually be asking the wrong question. Although bullying involves a victim and a bully, the literature also describes bullying as a social event, most often enacted within the purview of onlookers, accomplices, and bystanders. In this commentary, I argue that the victim is often incidental to the bullying encounter (i.e., the bully typically isn’t annoyed with, angry with, or threatened by the victim). Rather, the bully’s focus is on those watching the encounter—seeking to gain status with peers through the public domination of a classmate.

by Stephanie Phillips & Richard Fossey — 2012
All urban school districts in Texas now ban corporal punishment. A majority of Texas school children attend schools where corporal punishment is prohibited.

by Richard Fossey — 2012
In Nelson v. City of Davis, the Ninth Circuit made clear that campus police officers who fire dangerous projectiles at non-threatening students are engaged in the use of unreasonable force.

by Christopher Goodson & Richard Fossey — 2012
Although 13 Southern states permit school officials to paddle children in the public schools, research shows school boards are moving away from corporal punishment in Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

by Thomas Cottle — 2012
An interview with a young adolescent in jail for selling drugs, reveals the complex interactions among his background, the trauma of witnessing his father's murder, and how he came to "learn" just how unintelligent he was and how unsuccessful he was destined to become. He speaks about his country, culture, and family, and offers perspectives on justice, violence, and a failed educational history.

by Richard Fossey & Robert Slater — 2013
The time may be ripe for federal legislation that would banish paddles from American schools forever.

by James Shields — 2013
The purpose of this essay is to provide the knowledge and tools to become aware, then observe, and finally to engage, intellectually and morally, with civic and sacred sites and memorials as individuals and as communities, educationally and politically.

by Steven Garcia — 2013
Have the tragic events in Newtown, CT changed our priorities for schools?

by Jessie Broussard, Twyla Williams-Damond, Mary Broussard, Richard Fossey & Robert Slater — 2013
Students who attend school in the rural communities and small towns of five Southern states suffer the lion’s share of all corporal punishment that takes place in the nation’s public schools; and it is in these small towns and rural communities where corporal punishment must be vigorously attacked.

by Saoussan Maarouf & Joseph Jones — 2017
This commentary discusses the problem of bullying as it relates to Muslim students. The authors posit that teacher education programs can impact how Muslim students are treated in schools. In doing so, they provide practical avenues teacher educators can use to prepare pre-service teachers to address the problem.

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Resources
  • Educational Policy
    International in scope and analytical in orientation, Educational Policy provides an interdisciplinary forum for improving education in primary and secondary schools, as well as in higher education and non-school settings.
  • Reducing School Violence: Building a Framework for School Safety
    Creating safe environments with a learning focus
  • The Educational Forum
    The Educational Forum presents scholarly inquiries that generate new knowledge and insights on issues of great importance in the improvement of education. It serves as a forum for learned discussion of these issues by presenting ideologically and culturally diverse viewpoints.
  • Teach Peace: As School Shootings Persist, Are Peace Games the Answer?
    Practitioners in the growing field of conflict resolution training think they have a more potent and meaningful solution: teaching peace.
  • Journal of Education
    The Journal of Education addresses students and educators with regard to pertinent issues in contemporary education.
  • Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice
    Recommendations for addressing the many aspects of America's youth crime problem
  • Review of Educational Research
    Published by the The American Educational Research Association (AERA), RER presents critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education. Such reviews include conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of literature and scholarly work in a field or problem areas.
  • School Violence Prevention
    Researchers have identified several major causes for the increase in violent behavior, causes so entangled that attempting to address one while ignoring another is to risk failure altogether.
  • Educational Administration Quarterly
    This journal publishes the most up to date research findings on policy and practice in educational administration. For over thirty years the journal has led the field in offering an interdisciplinary approach to administrative problems.
  • School Violence: Risk, Preventative Intervention, and Policy
    The purpose of this monograph is to examine the issue of school violence, and the ways to eliminate it. The goal is to return schools to their status as safe havens for children to learn, achieve, and acquire the skills they need to become successful and productive adults.
  • Journal of Education Policy
    The Journal of Education Policy aims to discuss, analyze and debate policymaking, policy- implementation and policy impact at all levels of an in all facets of education. It offers a forum for theoretical debate, and historical and comparative studies, as well as policy analysis and evaluation reports. The journal also analyses key policy documents and reviews, relevant texts and monographs.
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