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Keywords

Anger in children; Anger in adolescence; School violence;

Abstract

A series of highly publicized school shootings in the Untied States generated the misperception of an epidemic of school violence. Fears of school violence stimulated an ill-advised expansion of zero tolerance school discipline policies and the widespread distribution of profiles or warning signs of potentially dangerous students for use by school administrators. This paper presents that little is known about student threats of violence, although students in special education tend to commit disciplinary violations at a higher rate than regular education students according to some studies. Threats of violence pose a dilemma for educators, who must balance federal requirements, the IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Act, protecting the rights of special education students against needs for school safety.

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

John K. Smith

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 19 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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