A Problem-Solving Approach to School Violence Prevention
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This chapter describes how a problem-solving process can be employed effectively in the context of team decision making to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school violence prevention program. Problem solving is conceptualized as the systematic effort to reduce the discrepancy between a current undesirable situation, such as frequent bully behavior, and that of a more preferred circumstance. A five-step process is identified: (a) problem identification, (b) problem analysis, (c) problem response proposals, (d) response implementation, and (e) evaluation of prevention strategies. The model places heavy reliance on data-gathering and analysis at the building level to define the problem accurately, and then to monitor effectively the progress of subsequent prevention programs and procedures.
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problem solving, team decision making, school violence prevention, bullying
Educational Methods | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Larson, J., & Busse, R.T. (2012). A problem-solving approach to school violence prevention. In. S. Jimerson, A.B. Nickerson, M.J. Mayer, & M.J. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of school violence and school safety (2nd ed.)(pp. 45-56). New York: Guilford.