Fein (2002) defines several feature of school violence which point out at the fact that school administration always has enough hits to predict and prevent future attack. According to Dwyer, Osher, & Warger (1998), there are always some “warning early signs” which should attract attention of educators. For instance, most cases are committed by students who experience personal failure or loss. Many students know when the incident takes place and who is involved. Serious cases of violence often become the final point of long-term bullying practices. At the same time, there is not exact profile of students who can be engaged in school violence; it is the reason why teachers need to be highly objective in their attitude to different students. Overall, these observation show that school administration has enough evidence to detect and prevent school violence before it happens.
According to Hernandez and Seem (2014), positive climate is a way to safe school environment for many educational establishments across the country. Instead of working on separate cases of violence which takes place at schools, administration must create positive and healthy climate where violence and disrespectful behavior seem to be out of place. Changing school climate is a difficult task as it splits in four directions. The first direction is related to changing student’s attitude to his or her personality. School counselor, psychologists and teachers should clearly communicate values which promote self-respect, dignity and responsibility. The second direction of educators’ work focuses on promotion of healthy relationships between peers which represent respect to each other, positive attitude and optimism.
Two other directions represented by Hernandez and Seem (2014) are related to relationships between students and their parents/community and students and school workers. Miscommunication with parents, community exclusion and oppression by school administration often ...Show more