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School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195157802
eISBN:
9780199864393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157802.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

The book explores and differentiates the many manifestations of school violence, such as verbal, social, threats, bullying, physical, sexual harassment, and weapons possession, as well as ... More


Schools Embedded in Larger Contexts: The Matryoshka Doll Theory of School Violence

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor

in School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195157802
eISBN:
9780199864393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157802.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter uses a multilevel approach and Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) to test aspects of their socio-ecological model of victimization. Key findings and implications include the following: ... More


The Influence of Within-School Context on the Subjective Experience of Victimization: Safety, Violence as a Problem, and School Nonattendence Due to Fear

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor

in School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195157802
eISBN:
9780199864393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157802.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter presents structural equation models of how school context variables (risky peer behaviors, school policies, teachers' support and student participation) combined with victimization lead ... More


The School Climate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Students

Stephen T. Russell and Jenifer K. McGuire

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Schools are a critical development context for adolescents. Most research focuses on individual students and their development, but a focus on the climate of schools is crucial for analyzing policy ... More


Cultural Flexibility: The (un)Making of Multicultural Navigators

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Four examines the differences in a core concept in the book, “cultural flexibility” (or the propensity to move across different cultural and social peer groups and environments), among ... More


School Discipline, Student Achievement, and Social Inequality

Richard Arum, Karly Ford, and Melissa Velez

in Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book, and provides a background on the research framework and comparative methodology of the studies. The book provides a systematic comparative ... More


Class and Racial Differences in U.S. School Disciplinary Environments

Richard Arum and Melissa Velez

in Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the moderately high levels of victimization in schools reported by students in the United States. For American students, school climate measures are strongly associated with ... More


Academic Performance and Expectations of Canadian Students

Andersen Robert and David Zarifa

in Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the moderate association between school disciplinary climate and academic achievement in Canada. While the disciplinary climate of schools does play a role in predicting ... More


School Climate and Culture and Its Relationship to Dropout Prevention

Howard M. Blonsky

in The Dropout Prevention Specialist Workbook: A How-To Guide for Building Skills and Competence in Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190090845
eISBN:
9780190090876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090845.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter describes how a positive school climate can contribute to students bonding with and staying in the school. It also describes how a negative or “toxic” school climate can contribute to ... More


Neighborhood and School Contexts in the Lives of Children

Elizabeth T. Gershoff and Aprile D. Benner

in Societal Contexts of Child Development: Pathways of Influence and Implications for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199943913
eISBN:
9780199354689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943913.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Neighborhoods and schools are the most salient contexts of children’s lives outside the home. This chapter explores several parallel aspects of neighborhoods and schools that are known to affect how ... More


School Discipline and Achievement in Israel

Yossi Shavit and Carmel Blank

in Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows a strong, significant association between a school's disciplinary climate and student achievement in Israel. Test scores are negatively associated with principals' reports of ... More


Building Capacity for Positive Youth Development in Secondary School Classrooms: Changing Teachers’ Interactions With Students

Robert C. Pianta and Joseph P. Allen

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter describes how teachers' social and instructional interactions with students affect their learning and social development, and how a professional development intervention can improve the ... More


Understanding Suicide in the School Context

Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty

in Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts: Culture, Organization, and Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663049
eISBN:
9780190663070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines the relationships between suicide ideations and behaviors and school victimization, bullying, and school climate. The chapter reviews the evidence on the prevalence of suicide ... More


Introduction

Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty

in Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts: Culture, Organization, and Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663049
eISBN:
9780190663070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This introduction chapter presents the historical, personal, and academic background that led to this book that examines a model of school violence in context. The chapter presents the book chapters: ... More


Do You Believe in Me?: Promoting Hope through Quality Education and Opportunities to Learn

Valerie Maholmes

in Fostering Resilience and Well-Being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959525
eISBN:
9780199372034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959525.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The schooling process cultivates the cognitive skills necessary for learning and the psychosocial skills—such as persistence, focus, and perseverance—that yield benefits for youth long after their ... More


Old Poison in New Bottles: How the Color of Mind Thrives in Schools and Affects Achievement

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

in The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter details how the Color of Mind thrives in schools today with three sorting practices: tracking, school discipline, and special education placement. In addition to supplying a historical ... More


The Influence of Schools and Neighborhoods on Civic Engagement

S. Mark Pancer

in The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199752126
eISBN:
9780190222857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752126.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the ways in which schools and neighborhoods influence civic participation. Schools promote civic participation through the curricula and programs that they provide, such as ... More


Sexual Victimization

Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty

in Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts: Culture, Organization, and Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663049
eISBN:
9780190663070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter examines issues of sexual victimization in schools. It discusses the complexity of definitions of sexual victimization in light of shifting societal norms and expectations. The chapter ... More


How Schools Teach Bullying: Written with Katie A. Farina

Aaron Kupchik

in The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-Term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284197
eISBN:
9780520959842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284197.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Chapter 5 considers the relationship between school discipline and an important contemporary issue: bullying. This chapter first looks at interviews with parents that illustrate how school officials ... More


Cyberbullying

Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenishty

in Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts: Culture, Organization, and Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190663049
eISBN:
9780190663070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the emerging issues surrounding cyberbullying. It discusses the role of the school regarding cyberbullying victimization (even when it does not take place on school grounds) and ... More


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