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Safe Passage Schools

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780195137859
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846948 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0011
Safe Passage Schools

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This chapter suggests what one responsive Safe Passage school might look like. This Safe Passage school is an inner-city middle school with 1,000 students in grades six to eight. The building is clean with facilities that function though the City Board of Education, which has allowed the principal and the teachers considerable leeway in designing the curriculum. A Safe Passage Support System offers all the services needed in such a school and is operated under the direction of a full-time coordinator who facilitates the participation of community agencies. A special curriculum is used to address the new morbidities and uses the latest technique in teaching social skills. Incremental changes also include excellent teachers, real parental involvement, and individual attention to every child.

Keywords: Safe Passage school; curriculum design; parental involvement; individual attention; inner city; community agencies

Chapter.  4505 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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