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Being Down: Challenging Violence in Urban Schools

reviewed by Peter Lucas - 2003

coverTitle: Being Down: Challenging Violence in Urban Schools
Author(s): Ronnie Casella
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807741477 , Pages: 175, Year: 2001
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In the late 1990s, images of school violence exploded across the media with the emergence of spree killings at suburban schools in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Littleton, Colorado; and Springfield, Oregon, which have become worldwide emblems of violence and schooling.  In the wake of these tragedies, these schools had to respond immediately to the consequences of violence and collective trauma.  No one was prepared.  But each one of these schools had to implement a safety plan for the future.    During this same time, many educational researchers (myself included) were studying the consequences of school violence and safety plans in urban schools that were struggling with violence since the late 1980s.  The large urban public high schools such as those in the New York City Public School System (where I was conducting my research) were the first school systems to implement safety plans.  Smaller cities, which shared many of the social problems of larger urban centers, were the next systems to experiment with various safety provisions.  Finally, after the famous spree killings,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 7-10
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10909, Date Accessed: 9/19/2021 12:37:35 PM

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  • Peter Lucas
    New York University
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    PETER LUCAS has taught human rights education and urban education studies at New York University since 1996. His research and writings have focused on school violence in New York, violence prevention education in the schools, international human rights education, the role of photography and film in human rights witnessing, and violence and public safety in Rio de Janeiro. He is currently writing a book about the representation of violence and peace in the Brazilian human rights movement.
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