School Crisis Case Studies

Before Another School Shooting Occurs

By (author) Helen M. Sharp

Paperback - £26.00

Publication date:

15 September 2009

Length of book:

100 pages

Publisher

R&L Education

ISBN-13: 9781607091523

This book offers readers twenty crisis case studies from the inside of school buildings. The author_a licensed administrator and former teacher_presents salient situations and incidents that, unfortunately, are almost common occurrences. These might include disaffected pupils; intruder(s) in a building; a school's potentially negative atmosphere; skills learning vs. project learning; and girls fighting. All cases are realistic, timely, and thought-provoking, supplemented with a series of discussion questions for a school staff or safety group or a university student enrolled in an administrative course of study. Rather than a theoretical approach or one based on scientific investigation or a specific model, the author describes events and circumstances that are present and problematic in many schools here and abroad. Becoming familiar with potential solutions is as important as pinpointing available sources in one's own school district. School Crisis Case Studies provides readers with the opportunity to anticipate specific crisis situations and suggests responses, using the security measures and personnel available in the schools they are familiar with.
Our students are not going to achieve without basic knowledge and skills. We need to acclimate our K-12 students and teachers to set higher goals and achievements within students' potential. That's what Helen Sharp's book is all about, starting with school leaders and personnel. As a school board president for twenty-five years and president/treasurer of a library board for another twenty-five years?not to mention fifty-four plus years in classroom teaching?I'm familiar with education from the college, high school, and administrative point of view. In light of this background, I would recommend this book to anyone in the field of education. School Crisis Case Studies, Volume Two has my highest recommendation. It is essential for all those involvedin education and readers who want to know how to fix education today..