Gangs and Schools

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Holmes Beach, FL 1991 Soft Cover First Edition, First Printing Collectible-New in None as Issued jacket First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Author/Gift Dedication BRAND NEW ... & Collectible. Author signed. Treatise on gangs in America's public schools by an educator and teacher, whose first year in teaching at a junior high school in Los Angeles was marred by the death of three students in his homeroom to gang warfare. Richard Arthur argues reduction of the attractiveness of gangs, which schools can do, holds the solution. Sociologist Robert K. Merton pointed out when individuals are thwarted in acheiving culturally valued goals of money, status and power, they are apt to abandon accepted social paths to success and turn to illegitimate means (ie, dealing in drugs, bullism, theft, blackmail). Read more Show Less

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  • ISBN-13: 9781556910364
  • Publisher: Learning Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Pages: 192

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 1999

    Gangs and Schools tells it like it is!

    This book is written from the inside by an educator who puts kids first. Richard Arthur will go out of his way to help kids in and out of gangs or in financial and emotional situations. He visits them at home, tutors them and goes out of his way to build their self-esteem. In his experiences, he has also LOST a lot to gang violence and has even been shot at himself. I read his books more than once and share them with friends and teachers as much as possible.

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