Do Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence?
What You'll Learn
- Understand current research on potential relationships between school size and school violence, and school size and student achievement.
- Initiate and implement local intervention tools to improve student learning environments and school site planning.
- Implement and teach (non-clinical audiences) tactics to improve children's social and emotional development from a community perspective.
More Course Details
There may be a relationship between school size and school violence. In the fifth-largest school district in the U.S. in Clark County, Nevada, city officials are working to advocate for smaller school footprints and attendance zones, lower enrollment capacities, and active transportation-to-school options.
This course highlights interventions in Henderson, Nevada, undertaken to improve student learning environments, school climate, and student achievement.
Key takeaways of the course include:
- Insight into the relationship between school size and school violence, and school size and student achievement.
- A case study of a city in the Las Vegas valley that spends approximately $1.5 million a year on interventions in schools to improve student outcomes, including childhood trauma.
- Tactics for parents and community professionals interacting with children and adolescents to support healthy social and emotional development.