Victimization in Schools

Victimization in Schools

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ISBN-13: 9781468449877
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Series: Law, Society and Policy , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Problem of School Disorder.- How Much Violence Is There?.- Teacher Victimization.- Student Victimization.- The Imperative to Do Better.- Previous Research and Advice.- Early Forerunners.- The NIE Safe School Study Report.- 2. Scope of the Research.- An Organizational Perspective.- What Organizational Characteristics Are Important?.- Speculations about Origins of School Disorder.- The Approach to the Research.- 3. Overview of the Data, Plan, and Methods.- Data.- Plan.- School Disorder.- Methods-General Overview.- Level of Analysis.- Special Problems Associated with Aggregated Data.- Use of Rates in Aggregate Data.- Alternative Measurement and Causal Models.- 4. The Measurment of School Disorder.- Technical Note on the Measurement of Victimization.- Analyses.- Student Interview Measures.- Student- and Teacher-Questionnaire Measures.- Reliabilities.- Construct Validity.- 5. The Community Context.- Research Traditions in Social Ecology.- Critiques of the Ecological Traditions.- Implications.- The Development of Community Measures.- 6. Demographic and Social Composition.- Comments and Cautions.- Strength of Association.- 7. School Size, Staffing, and Resources.- 8. School Climate and Administration.- Principal and Teacher Attitudes.- School Governance and Sanctioning Practices.- School Social and Educational Climate.- Social Climate and School Disruption.- 9. School Security and Disruption.- 10. School Contributions to School Disorder.- Teacher Victimizations.- Student Victimizations.- Influences Beyond the School’s Control.- Limitations.- 11. Alternative Models of School Disorder.- Measurement Models.- Combining Structural and Measurement Models.- Models of Teacher Victimization.- Models of Student Victimization.- The Need for Better Measures.- Implications of the Models.- 12. Advice for Policymakers.- Promising Strategies.- School Size and Resources.- The Organization of Instruction.- School Climate and Disciplinary Practices.- Community Influences and Social Policy.- Some Negative Results.- Schools Can Make a Big Difference.- Learning to Do Better.- A Policymaker’s Guide.- 13. Some Speculations and Extensions.- We Have Chronic Problems of Discipline in Some Schools-Not an Acute National Crisis.- Is Disorder Increasing?.- Are Educators’ Hands Tied?.- Should We Establish Policies to Remove Troublemakers from Schools?.- Ordinary Controls.- Holding Schools Accountable for Safe Environments.- School System Self-Monitoring.- Monitoring Imposed by the Courts.- Broadening the Scope of Educational Assessment.- Will Creating More Orderly Schools Cost Money?.- Appendix A: Student and Teacher Questionnaires.- Appendix B: Item Content of the Scales.- References.- Author Index.

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