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School Violence: Leadership and Policy Implications

Format: World Wide Web

The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of sociological perspectives on school violence. Topics include the organization of official state knowledge, the role of the media, the appraisal of public opinion, and teachers` and students` experiences of violence, discipline, and social control. Attention will be given to the distinction between the tradition of in loco parentis and the statutory duty to maintain proper order and discipline. Theoretical issues and policy debates will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): Students must meet admission requirements to a graduate program in education.

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