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Study Guide Answers

1.     School leaders have a responsibility to promote what kinds of initiatives?
     School Leaders should promote initiatives that will make their school the best it can be.
2.     What percent of juvenile victimization crimes occurred in a school building or on school property in a recent year?
     56%
3.     Seventy-two percent of personal thefts from juvenile victims happened where?
     in school
4.     One study found that ________________ out of every ________________ males had carried a gun to school at some time during the preceding 30 days.
     one/ seven
5.     What reasons do teens give for bringing weapons to school?
     the widespread presence of gang members on campuses/ belief that other students are armed
6.     What can student leaders do to reduce fearfulness on campuses?
     Participate in opening up "safe" lines of communication. Put together a program that raises awareness about the issue. Set up peer mediation groups. Take a no-tolerance attitude toward bullies. Don't remain silent when you witness acts of aggression. Arrange for anger-management seminars for those students who need to learn appropriate ways to interact with others.
7.     How can people feel alone when they're surrounded by hundreds of other people?
     They don't feel any sense of connection with others.
8.     Some of the most publicized cases of school violence have been attributed to what?
     the discontentment that festers when a student feels isolated and unaccepted
9.     A sense of alienation plays a role in contributing to what two other problems in schools?
     the drop-out rate/ teen pregnancy
10.     What can student leaders do to create an atmosphere of inclusion?
     Say "hello" to students who seem shy or friendless. Strike up conversations with people who seem to be lonely. Invite someone you don't know very well to a club meeting. Invite everyone to participate in the life of the school.
11.     Why is there a lot of tension between athletes and non-athletes in some schools?
     A group of athletes can seem intimidating to non-athletes. Some athletes act as if they deserve celebrity status and they adopt an attitude of entitlement. Athletes may receive a lot of attention and admiration for their accomplishments and students who make accomplishments in other areas do not receive equal approbation.
12.     What can student leaders do to ease tensions between athletes and non-athletes?
     Arrange for all students to receive public recognition for achievements. Foster an atmosphere that generates mutual respect.
13.     Most people are comfortable with and drawn to what kind of people?
     people who are like them - those with similar backgrounds and interests
14.     What can student leaders do to encourage an appreciation of diversity?
     Organize events that promote understanding and tolerance. Host an international festival that spotlights the food, music, and customs of other cultures. Seek a friendship with someone outside your personal "comfort zone."
15.     What causes students to drop out of school?
     Some have learning disabilities that haven't been treated. Some drop out because they are unhappy or bored in the school setting. Some need to go to work to earn money that can help with family finances. Some teen girls drop out when they become pregnant.
16.     What can student leaders do to help reduce the dropout rate?
     Promote extensive one-on-one work with students who are in danger of "falling through the cracks." Ask the school board to develop programs that will appeal to a wide variety of students, and which will address many kinds of needs and interests. Request a childcare room so teen mothers can return to the classroom.
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