This book explores advice about controlling school violence. It looks at recommendations on student arrests, active shooter drills, panic buttons, emergency texts, armed school personnel, facial recognition software, restorative justice programs, anti-bullying programs, zero-tolerance policies, mental health counseling, mandatory psychiatric screening, therapeutic yoga, police dogs, and bullet proof bags.This book relies on a distinctive approach to solving. It leads readers to see how one set of problems can contain a key to solving the other set.
Gerard Giordano is professor at the University of North Florida and has written more than a dozen books about education. He has published a recent series, with Rowman & Littlefield Education, about the educational issues with which parents are most concerned.
Preface: What is the Best Way to Deal with School Violence?
Chapter 1: How Effective is Police-Expedited Expulsion?
Chapter 2: How Effective Are Shocking Videos?
Chapter 3: How Effective Are Bulletproof Backpacks?
Chapter 4: How Effective Are Panic Buttons?
Chapter 5: How Effective Are Weapon-Detecting Dogs?
Chapter 6: How Effective is Therapeutic Yoga?
Chapter 7: How Effective is Facial Recognition Software?
Chapter 8: How Effective Is Restorative Justice?
Chapter 9: How Effective Are Anti-Cyberbullying Programs?
Chapter 10: How Effective Is Involuntary Psychiatric Screening?
Chapter 11: How Effective Are Gun-Carrying Teachers?
Chapter 12: How Effective Are Rap Music Bans?
Prevention and intervention: What every parent (and school leader) should know about school violence. In book three of this series, Dr. Giordano explores two burning questions on the minds of parents – how to prevent school violence and how to intervene if prevention fails. This timely and provocative book is essential for parents and educators alike, and guides the reader through questions and recommendations aimed at mitigating school violence and improving the nation’s schools.
Giordano’s perspective has the potential to shift the narrative that is currently shaping the mindset in how to approach school safety, and cause all stakeholders in education to rethink what it means to improve schools.–