Managing Violence in Schools : A Whole-School Approach to Best Practice

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-08
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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This timely text, written by experts in research, practice and training in the field, proposes a whole-school community approach to the reduction and prevention of school violence. Supported by recent research findings, the book is illustrated throughout with case studies, examples of good practice in action, ideas and resources including exercises, activities and checklists. The book: Explores the nature of school violence and shares direct experiences of school violence, Helps participants deepen their understanding of what a whole-school community approach to school violence involves, Prepares for change, Carries out a needs analysis of violence unique to the school, Offers basic guidance on effective interventions to counteract violence, Monitors antiviolence approaches through a self-help checklist.

Author Biography

Helen Cowie is Research Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey Dawn Jennifer is a PhD student in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Boxes and Case studiesp. ix
List of Activities, Activity Handouts and Figuresp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Understanding school violencep. 11
Working with the whole-school communityp. 21
Preparing for changep. 35
Conducting a needs analysisp. 51
Children helping children through peer supportp. 67
Emotional literacy in schoolsp. 81
Restorative practicep. 93
The Support Group Methodp. 113
Whole-school community checklist: promoting a safe school environmentp. 123
Referencesp. 137
Indexp. 143
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