Too often teachers and students experience violence directly and feel unsafe in their school environment, which diverts energy and resources from classroom instruction. Solutions to this ongoing problem include the installation of warning devices, metal detectors, and surveillance cameras, but none of these methods have proven sufficient. The primary focus of this book is on teaching practices that promote safe and nonviolent educational environments for children in schools. These practices are based on a systematic review recently conducted by the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Secret Service. Specific attention is devoted to teaching practices that reflect Nodding's theory of the ethics of care as well as Bronfenbrenner's ecological model. For teacher educators in K-12 schools and universities and inservice general and special education teachers.
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About the Author
Denise Smith is an assistant professor at Indiana University South Bend, in the Department of Special Education. Before receiving her doctorate from the University of South Florida, she worked as a special education teacher for children with mild disabilities. Her current research interests include teacher reflection and school violence. She has recently co-authored a chapter on school violence and its impact on children with special needs.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Overview of Youth and School Violence Chapter 2 Risk Factors Contributing to Youth and School Violence Chapter 3 Are Children with Special Needs Committing School Violence? Chapter 4 Theoretical Underpinnings: The Ecological Perspective and an Ethic of Care Chapter 5 Prevention of School Violence Chapter 6 Family Programs to Help Reduce Violence Chapter 7 Community Violence Prevention/Intervention