Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear (Youth, Crime, and Justice)

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Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear (Youth, Crime, and Justice) by Aaron Kupchik.pdf

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Descriptions : p Police officers armed security guards surveillance cameras and metal detectors are common features of the disturbing new landscape at many of todays high schools You will also find new and harsher disciplinary practices zero tolerance policies random searches with drug sniffing dogs and mandatory suspensions expulsions and arrests despite the fact that school crime and violence have been decreasing nationally for the past two decades While most educators students and parents accept these harsh policing and punishment strategies based on the assumption that they keep children safe Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think carefully about how we protect and punish students In Homeroom Security Kupchik shows that these policies lead schools to prioritize the rules instead of students so that students real problemsoften the very reasons for their misbehaviorget ignored Based on years of impressive field research Kupchik demonstrates that the policies we have zealously adopted in schools across the country are the opposite of the strategies that are known to successfully reduce student misbehavior and violence As a result contemporary school discipline is often unhelpful and can be hurtful to students in ways likely to make schools violent places Further those students who are most at risk of problems in schools and dropping out are the ones who are most affected by these counterproductive policies Our schools and our students can and should be safe and Homeroom Security offers real strategies for making them so










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