Leadership, Violence, and School Climate: Case Studies in Creating Non-Violent Schools
By: Peter Ladd (author), Kyle E. Blanchfield (author)Paperback
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In the book, Leadership, Violence and School Climate: Case Studies in Creating Non-Violent Schools, three important themes are emphasized namely, democratic leadership, violence and school climate. The book recognizes that safety should be the first issue of concern when addressing school violence. However, violence in schools should not be the sole concern of outside experts who advocate for lock downs, metal detectors and bullet proof glass. Through democratic school leadership violence can be reduced by those professionals actually working in schools. The book emphasizes that reduction in school violence originates from school leaders having a comprehensive understanding of the climate found in schools. Leadership, violence and school climate are connected through the use of democratic principles that address; crisis, trauma, empowerment, common ground, critical thinking, assertiveness and others. The book points out how schools can reverse their reactionary stance to violence, and become pro-active through the practice of democratic principles.
Kyle Elizabeth Blanchfield, J.D., is the President and CEO of the Northern New York Centers for Conflict Resolution, which covers the entire northern region of New York State. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education in St. Lawrence University's Graduate Leadership Program. Peter D. Ladd, Ph.D. is a tenured faculty member at St. Lawrence University in the Graduate School of Education. He coordinates the Certificate of Advanced Studies Program in Counseling, and works in St. Lawrence University's satellite graduate school program on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation.
Acknowledgments Foreword Preface Chapter 1: Overview Democracy and Leadership Leadership and School Climate Leadership and School Violence Part 1: Intervention Chapter 2: Crisis Case Study Crisis and School Climate School Violence and Crisis Summary Chapter 3: Trauma Case Study Trauma and School Climate School Violence and Trauma Summary Chapter 4: Emotions Case Study Emotions and School Climate School Violence and Emotions Summary Part 2: Prevention Chapter 5: Empowerment Case Study Empowerment and School Climate School Violence and Empowerment Summary Chapter 6: Assertiveness Case Study Assertiveness and School Climate School Violence and Assertiveness Summary Chapter 7: Common Ground Case Study Common Ground and School Climate School Violence and Common Ground Summary Chapter 8: Humor Case Study Humor and School Climate School Violence and Humor Summary Chapter 9: Critical Thinking Case Study Critical Thinking and School Climate School Violence and Critical Thinking Summary Chapter 10: Generosity Case Study Generosity and School Climate School Violence and Generosity Summary Chapter 11: Trust Case Study Trust and School Climate School Violence and Trust Summary Part 3: Programs Chapter 12: Creating Non-Violent Schools Crisis Trauma Emotions Empowerment Assertiveness Common Ground Humor Critical Thinking Generosity Trust References About Authors Index
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