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School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook

reviewed by Lizbet Simmons - January 31, 2006

coverTitle: School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook
Author(s): Jane Close Conoley and Arnold P. Goldstein
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 1572306718, Pages: 543, Year: 2004
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In the second edition of their volume, School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook, editors Conoley and Goldstein present a comprehensive and well-timed guidebook for teachers, administrators, school counselors, policy makers, and youth advocates who are concerned about violence in U.S. public schools and hope to gain skills for addressing it. Since the first edition of this book was published by the editors in 1997, new questions have emerged in the study of school violence and new strategies for intervention have evolved. In the late 1990s, events in Littleton, Colorado, Pearl, Mississippi, and West Padukah, Kentucky, among several other U.S. cities, have elevated national concerns and motivated new frames for scholarship. It is in this context that Conoley and Goldstein have revised their volume. Significantly, this new edition, which is motivated by real problems of violence in school, such as those that made Columbine High School famous, is also guided by... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 31, 2006
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  • Lizbet Simmons
    University of California, Berkeley
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    LIZBET SIMMONS is a lecturing professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Social and Cultural Studies Program. Her research centers on school violence and school disciplinary policies. In her most recent research project, she examined the role of race in the enactment of school disciplinary policy within the New Orleans Public School system.
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