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Ensuring Safe School Environments: Exploring Issues--seeking by Mary Susan Fishbaugh, Gwen Schroth, Terry R. Berkeley

By Mary Susan Fishbaugh, Gwen Schroth, Terry R. Berkeley

Making sure secure university Environments: Exploring Issues--Seeking strategies offers learn findings and data approximately college violence, with a spotlight on techniques for expanding university security. in response to a unique topical factor of Rural specified schooling Quarterly, the unique magazine articles were rewritten to deal with secure faculties from the point of view of suburban and concrete, in addition to rural environments. themes comprise the frequency of violence in those diverse settings; violence because it at once affects tuition directors; recommendations for fighting and addressing violence at either the college and person degrees; and how you can paintings with the group either out and in of faculties. half I makes a speciality of matters. partially II, recommendations which were used to house early life violence are provided for readers to think about, together with chapters on powerful clash administration practices, behavioral help plans, school-community family, the advance of a being concerned university group with a view to reduce developments towards violence, and a version which demonstrates an in-practice, state-wide application designed to help within the improvement of a community-focused institution. each one bankruptcy concludes with dialogue questions and a case learn to augment knowing of and mirrored image at the matters surrounding tuition violence. The textual content is meant as supplementary fabric for any direction getting ready institution directors. offering either learn and perform, the textual content could be a advisor for training university directors of their look for how you can insure the security and health of the scholars whom they serve, in addition to a source for people in different community-based human carrier businesses who take care of institution violence.

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Substance Abuse. The availability and abuse of controlled substances in rural communities and schools have increased dramatically in the past 10 years. Levels appear to approach those reported in urban areas. The following statistics highlight the abuse: SCHROTH ET AL. 32 l l l l Use of marijuana and LSD is significantly higher for urban communities but use of smokeless tobacco is higher among rural youth (Donnermeyer, 1994). One in five rural males abuse smokeless tobacco on a daily basis. The use and abuse of alcohol are similar for urban and rural students (Donnermeyer,l994).

COMPARISON OF CONDITIONS 17 services, and individual family income. Prior to 1900, the economic focus of the city was on the production, collection, and distribution of physical commodities and basic services. More recently, a shift toward production and consumption occurred that focused more heavily on services, especially knowledge, managerial, and recreation industries. ; Sukkoo, 2000). Prior to the 195Os,people living in the suburbs still considered the central city as their workplace; however, with increasing frequency over the last 30+ years, businesses and industries have located in the suburbs.

L Sustains a jobless rate higher than metropolitan counties. l Has a job and income growth rate that lags behind the rest of the nation. l Provides jobs that require few skills and pay poorly. l Has a rising rate of families headed by women. l Is no longer supported by the farming industry. l Experienced a dramatic exodus of breadwinners, particularly since 1980. l Lags behind in opportunities for higher education and/or well-paying occupations. According to Hobbs (1994), this lack of opportunities “is both cause and effect for the continuing migration of the most highly educated youth from rural communities” (p.

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