The School Administrator

February 2000Profiling Bad ApplesShould school leaders try to predict violent behavior?

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  • Profiling Bad Apples

    by SCOTT LaFEE

    Should schools be in the business of predicting violent behavior among students? Scott LaFee is a science and health writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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  • The Perils of Profiling

    by GIL-PATRICIA FEY, J. RON NELSON AND MAURA L. ROBERTS

    There are plenty of ambiguity and legal ramifications to be considered if educators plan to identify students who seem inclined to commit violent acts. Gil-Patricia Fey is a research assistant at Arizona State University, College of Education, Division of Policy Studies and Educational Leadership, Tempe, Ariz. Ron Nelson is an associate professor of education and Maura Roberts is an assistant professor of education, both in the division of psychology in education at Arizona State University.read more | purchase issue
  • A Schoolwide Approach to Student Discipline

    by ROBERT H. HORNER, GEORGE SUGAI AND HOWARD F. HORNER

    An alternative to get-tough measures that shows promise for dealing effectively with disruptive students with disabilities. Robert Horner is a professor of special education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. George Sugai is a professor of special education at University of Oregon. Howard Horner is a former superintendent and principal in Oregon.read more | purchase issue
  • Building Security Into Schools

    by JOHN E. KOSAR AND S. FARUQ AHMED

    Facility renovation is the ideal time to incorporate a battery of safety hardware into hallways and entrances. John Kosar is president of Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates, Butler, Pa. Faruq Ahmed is a principal with the architectural and design firm.read more | purchase issue
  • Losing Faith in Self-Esteem

    by RICHARD COLVIN

    Researchers have yet to find a direct link between positive feelings in students and better academic achievement. Richard Colvin is an education writer with the Los Angeles Times. read more | purchase issue
  • Do School Uniforms Fit?

    by KERRY A. WHITE

    School districts in growing numbers are trying one-style-fits-all dress policies to promote positive attitudes in students. Kerry White is a Washington, D.C.-based staff writer with Education Week.read more | purchase issue

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