Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their dataùit is about the structuring of power relations through human, technical, or hybrid control mechanisms. Essays cover a broad range of topics including police and military recruiters on campus, testing and accountability regimes such as No Child Left Behind, and efforts by students and teachers to circumvent the most egregious forms of surveillance in public education. Each contributor is committed to the continued critique of the disparity and inequality in the use of surveillance to target and sort students along lines of race, class, and gender.
Security, Discipline and Control in Contemporary Education
Author: E. Taylor
Category: Social Science
Focusing on the phenomena of the Surveillance School, Taylor examines the increased presence of surveillance technologies and practices which identify, verify, categorise and track pupils, exploring the impact that invasive and continual monitoring is having upon school children.
This report examines the various uses of video surveillance and other visual technology by public and private entities to prevent and discourage crime, including law enforcement practices, the conditions which may warrant public video surveillance, the associated legal and constitutional implications, and whether the technology has been effective in preventing crime.
In the wake of Columbine and 9/11, schools are now highly challenged to provide the harmonious environment of learning that is their obligation. Many school administrators are hard pressed to keep updated safety plans in the wake of every possible crisis. What exactly is the plan of action when there is a shootout? Does the intervention plan differ if the shooter is a student or a parent? What is the plan of action in the event of bio-terrorism? This book provides the answers to these critical questions. This step-by-step guide helps put in place a plan for each of these scenarios that we hope never to face again, but unfortunately are likely to. "This book, written by a school district administrator, is essential in imparting knowledge and in helping any school or district plan for arresting safety issues before they become dire problems and effectively responding when an incident occurs." - Diana Ohman, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity
Creating Safe Schools for All Students draws on the latest research, law, and expert judgment to offer educators a comprehensive program for designing safe schools. This book addresses several theoretical perspectives through which readers can come to understand school safety. It also provides a set of standards that educators can use to evaluate their schools and then develop practical and systematic plans for ensuring orderly and caring learning environments. Attention is given to the distinction between preventing violence and promoting safety. For educators or educational administrators.
Truly international in scope, this Handbook focuses on approaches to discipline, surveillance and social control from around the world, critically examining the strategies and practices schools employ to monitor students and control their behavior. Bringing together leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, the chapters scrutinize, analyze and compare schools' practices across the globe, providing a critical review of existing evidence, debates and understandings, while looking forward to address emerging important questions and key policy issues. The chapters are divided into four sections. Part 1 offers accounts of international trends in school discipline, surveillance and punishment; Part 2 examines the merging of school strategies with criminal justice practices; Part 3 focuses on developments in school technological surveillance; and Part 4 concludes by discussing restorative and balanced approaches to school discipline and behavior management. As the first Handbook to draw together these multiple themes into one text, and the first international comparative collection on school discipline, surveillance and social control, it will appeal to scholars across a range of fields including sociology, education, criminology, critical security studies and psychology, providing a unique, timely, and indispensable resource for undergraduate educators and researchers.
This study reveals the connections between education and economic development, family life, poverty, race and crime. Throughout, it highlights the implications for the planning, design and management of education facilities in the 'learning city' of the 21st century. Amongst its case studies it includes the multifunction polis project in Adelaide.
Details the American experience of public funding for religious elementary and secondary schools from 1620 to 1986, with special emphasis on the Burger Court. Every Supreme Court church-state case tangential to the use of public funds for religious schools during the Burger years is recorded with analysis. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Great Britain Subcommittee on Nutritional Surveillance
This book situates learning communities in living systems and ecological perspectives. The fundamental premise is that all of human life and human activity is part of a deep planetary ecology of which mutuality and interdependence are cornerstone properties, learning and renewal are key processes, and emergent networks are foundational structures.