Homeroom Security: School Discipline In An Age Of Fear by Aaron KupchikHomeroom Security: School Discipline In An Age Of Fear by Aaron Kupchik

Homeroom Security: School Discipline In An Age Of Fear

byAaron Kupchik

Paperback | August 20, 2012

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While most educators, students, and parents accept new harsh policing and punishment strategies for schools such as police officers, armed security guards, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors, based on the assumption that they keep children safe, Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think more 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 problems—often the very reasons for their misbehavior—get 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. Our schools and our students can and should be safe, and Homeroom Security offers real strategies for making them so.

Title:Homeroom Security: School Discipline In An Age Of FearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 20, 2012Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081474821X

ISBN - 13:9780814748213


Editorial Reviews

"In this reevaluation of efforts to address school safety, Kupchik finds that recent attempts to reduce school violence have resulted in actions that contribute to the problem rather than correct it."
-R. Roth,Choice Magazine