Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School administrators--Attitudes; Schools--United States--Safety measures;
School violence is an unfortunate fact of life in our society. Administrators need to consider multiple variables when deciding how to deal with violence in their building. The climate of the community must be taken into consideration. In a large metropolitan school with a history of violence, measures such as metal detectors and armed security guards may be justified. At a rural school such measures might be considered an overreaction. Furthermore, in this age of shrinking budgets an administrator may have difficulty justifying expenditures for metal detectors and guards in a school without a history of violence. The answer for both types of schools may be to combine the ideas of Elliot Aronson, Neila A. Connors, and others. Teachers would focus on creating an atmosphere of safety and security for students in conjunction with their normal curriculum.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Victoria L. Robinson
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©2002 Chris Anderson
Anderson, Chris, "Creating and maintaining a safe environment in the public high school : a reflective essay" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 279.