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Title: Public School Practices for Violence Prevention and Reduction: 2003–04
Description: This Issue Brief (1) examines principals’ reports of the prevalence of formal practices in public schools designed to prevent or reduce school violence and (2) describes the distribution of these practices by selected school characteristics. This analysis is based on school-level data reported by principals participating in the school year 2003–04 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) administered by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Findings from the analysis indicate that schools implemented a variety of school violence prevention and reduction practices and that some practices were more commonly used than others. For example, 59 percent of schools formally obtained parental input on policies related to school crime and 50 percent provided parental training to deal with students’ problem behaviors. In addition, practices differed by school level and other selected school characteristics. For example, high schools were more likely than primary schools to implement safety and security procedures, while primary schools were more likely than high schools to promote training for parents to deal with students’ problem behavior.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: September 2007
Web Release: September 19, 2007
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 2007010
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Crime and Safety Surveys (CSS)
School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Rebecca Bielamowicz.