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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

School violence: prevention and support
Methodological recommendations

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Evaldas Karmaza, Neringa Grigutytė, Elena Gauda Karmazė

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

Education Welfare Centre of Ministry of Education and science, 2007

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

Lithuanian

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

Violence, school, prevalence, prevention, responsibility, method

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

Book

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Parents, Policy Makers, Teachers, School Directors.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

Over 100 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

This book is designed for workers who need some advice on what to do to improve the situation in school, foster home, or kindergarten or other type of children institution.
Violence in school - a common feature of the mental health of society. One of the schools can not solve the problems which children face every day. Unfortunately, it is school these days who must urgently decide what to do in case of violence in their territory.
These guidelines provide methodological advice on how specifically to deal with misunderstandings arising. Book series focused on topics such as first steps as violence occurs, emergency plan. Those who wishes to reduce the prevalence of violence in schools are provided with guidance on how to organize school violence prevention.
There is detailed description of actions that express violence, also an evaluation form of the spread of violence in school, and the list of institutions and services that provide assistance.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

This document is relevant, since the current trend of the spread of violence is more than dangerous. It is dangerous not only for children but also for educators.
Methodical recommendations on "School Violence: Prevention and support " introduces wide range of professionals with the school violence problem and its potential solutions. There is also provided specific advices on how to behave at school, what measures are taken to reduce the prevalence of violence.
The book is useful for detailed definition of responsibility of a wide range of professionals, emphasis is put on teamwork, decisions on violent actions and violence prevention organization, the concept of safe school and safe school questionnaire. Using these criteria one can evaluate the situation in his school.
Here you can find information on how to develop pupils' safety and social skills. The book clearly defines administrative professionals, teachers, parental responsibility, parental and students' involvement importance.

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

Kaunas University of Technology
Kaunas Titas Masiulis Youth School

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