Transforming the Culture of Violence in Schools: From An "Externally Imposed" Model to a "Change From Within" Model

By Patrick Solomon and Lorna Down.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The study compares and critiques a Jamaican 'change from within' model to a Canadian externally imposed 'zero tolerance' model.

Keywords: School Violence, Intervention Models, Violence in Schools

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp.99-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 851.990KB).

Professor Patrick Solomon

Professor Solomon is a teacher educator and has worked in the Caribbean, the US and Canada. He developed a teacher education model at York University that integrates issues of diversity and social justice into its curriculum and pedagogy. His publications include: Black resistance in high school (1992); Teaching for equity and diversity (with C. Levine -Rasky, 2003); The erosion of democracy in Education (with J. Portelli, 2001) and Urban teacher education and teaching ( with D. Sekayi,in press). He has also published in such academic periodicals as Caribbean Journal of Education, Canadian Journal of Education, Journal of School Leadership, and Journal of Teacher Education. He is the academic liaison for the York University-University of the West Indies student exchange program. His awards include The Mico Teachers College Millenium Award for Service of Distinction (2000).

Dr. Lorna Down

Dr. Down is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. She currently engages in research on violence in Jamaican schools and intervention strategies. She is the co-author of book chapter: Transforming the culture of violence in Jamaican schools: An innovative intervention model. Internationally and locally, Dr. Down works in the area of education for sustainable development through teacher education. She has recently written a new course for postgraduate students - Literature and Education for Sustainable Development


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