Violence and Non-Violence in the Schools: A Manual for Administration

This book introduces a new model of supervision that crosses the disciplines of educational leadership and counseling to provide a comprehensive framework for creating academically healthy schools, schools whose dynamics include the emotional, familial, cultural and administrative processes related to a student’s experiences. It presents an understanding of school violence and what is meant by academically healthy schools. It discusses in complete theoretical detail the various models of supervision in both fields. Following this complete documentation is the newly created model of supervision (Synthesized Professional Supervision Model - SPSM), and a demonstration for its utilization in creating academically healthy schools that can lead to a reduction of school violence. represents a major shift in the paradigms of supervision and serves as a significant change agent for America’s schools.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Reface; Introduction
1. Academic Health: Academically Healthy Schools; Historical Perspective
2. Violence in Schools
3. Principles of the Synthesized Professional Supervision Model (SPSM): Interdependency; Person Over Performance; Professional Growth is Development; Clinical supervision Model; Instructional Supervision Model; Motivation and Professional Development; Supervision is a Non-Linear Process
4. Primary Dynamics of the SPSM: Reflectivity Paradigm; Learning Style Paradigm; Developmental Paradigm; Pedagogy Paradigm; Cultural Paradigm
5. Creating Academically Healthy Schools: Assessment; Themes for Supervising Matching Interventions; Dependency to Autonomy; High School Example; Elementary Example; Faculty Example
6. Metaphorically Speaking: Questions
References, Index