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2008-09-23 21:00:00

By Harold McNeil Jean Alberti, an expert on child psychology and behavior, has taken a keen interest in allegations of hazing by three former baseball players from Wilson High School in Niagara County. Alberti discussed some of her views on the case and, more generally, the issue of bullying during a lecture Monday in Baird Hall at the University at Buffalo sponsored by the Graduate School of Education. Why, she wondered aloud, would the two adult coaches on the school bus when the...

2008-09-06 15:00:15

By NICHOLS, Lane TEACHERS want more pay for staff who work in problem schools, and also want colleges to be secretly classified by the number of violent, disruptive or anti-social pupils on their rolls. They warn that "damaged" or high-risk pupils are displaying "gangsta-style" behaviour at school, abusing substances, bullying classmates, intimidating people or committing violence. This has made recruiting teachers difficult at many of the poorest, low- decile schools and comes as the...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

A Ministry of Education report trumpeting a fall in school suspensions has overlooked a 37 per cent surge in primary school disciplinary actions. The ministry's student engagement report last month highlighted a 25% drop in the number of secondary school students suspended since 2000, an eight- year low. However, the primary school figures were buried in a graph with no raw numbers and no commentary. In fact, the number of primary school children stood down and suspended has grown...

2008-07-31 06:00:48

SCOTLAND'S schools are being gripped by escalating violence by pupils and soaring numbers of exclusions, according to the latest figures. The number of pupils excluded for physical assaults rose by 14 per cent to more than 7,300 in the past year. Government figures also revealed the overall number of youngsters suspended or expelled from school rose by 4 per cent during the same period. There were 44,794 exclusions from schools - the fifth successive annual increase since 2003....

2008-07-18 03:00:45

By Conoley, Jane Close Lawrence King (15 years old) was shot twice in his head on February 12, 2008, by a 14-year-old classmate at E. O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California. The eighth-grade classmates of the perpetrator and the victim described the "bad blood" that existed between the two because of the victim's openly gay appearance. Classmates admitted that the victim, a child from a foster setting, had been the target of harassment because of his feminine dress, hair...

2008-07-18 03:00:45

By Nickerson, Amanda B Martens, Matthew P Abstract. This study examined the extent to which three approaches to violence prevention and response were associated with the incidence of school crime and disruption after accounting for the influence of demographic variables. Secondary data analyses were conducted with four subsets of the sample of principals who completed the National Center for Education Statistics' School Survey on Crime and Safety. Exploratory and confirmatory factor...

2008-07-03 15:00:34

By NICHOLS, Lane AN ESCALATION of physical violence and emotional bullying in schools has sparked a major investigation by the children's commissioner amid increasing concerns about pupil safety. The move follows research showing violence toward New Zealand schoolchildren is high compared with other developed countries and that bullying is one of their biggest fears. Education Minister Chris Carter will today unveil his own anti- bullying package to make schools safer. It is in...

2008-06-24 18:02:40

By Madelyn Pennino State police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller told a group of about 50 educators Monday that preventing school violence starts with being prepared. Miller spoke at Millersville University as part of the school's two-day conference on school violence. Miller began his presentation with a slide show that chronicled the Nickel Mines school shooting tragedy. The Nickel Mines tragedy took place Oct. 2, 2006, when a gunman barricaded himself in an Amish schoolhouse in Bart...

2007-11-29 06:00:00

By Lane, Kathleen Lynne Abstract Three-tiered models have been embraced by many schools to prevent and respond to antisocial behavior. However, many of these three-tiered models are incomplete or underdeveloped. Specifically, little attention has been devoted to studying how to (a) systematically identify students who require more focused secondary interventions and (b) build empirically-validated approaches to meet the behavioral and academic needs of students with or at risk for EBD. This...

2007-04-29 03:00:16

By Fries, Kim; DeMitchell, Todd A ABSTRACT This exploratory research examines preservice and inservice teachers' perceptions of zero tolerance and this policy's relationship to notions of fairness. Employing both legal and qualitative methodologies, focus groups were convened and facilitated by the authors. An analysis of the transcripts from these two focus groups found that factors such as context, intent, history, and teacher judgment were absent from zero tolerance policies. From...


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