Bibliography: Gun Control (page 08 of 10)

This bibliography is independently curated for the Positive Universe website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Richard M. Haynes, Jon Hammermeister, Joel Shoemaker, David Hopkins, Karen Gray, Washington Children's Defense Fund, Daniel L. Kain, Beth Sinclair, Randy M. Page, and New York United Nations Children's Fund.

Kain, Daniel L., Ed. (2000). Focus on Middle School (Ages 11-13): A Quarterly Newsletter for the Education Community, 1999-2000, Focus on Middle School. This document consists of four issues of a newsletter for educators at the middle level. The issues each contain a main article, along with shorter articles and regular columns. The Fall 1999 issue focuses on the middle school movement and presents part 1 of an interview with John Lounsbury on the progress of the movement. A sidebar article discusses recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics on guns and children. The executive board vice president's column discusses meeting middle grade students' needs with opportunities. The Winter 1999 issue addresses the role of middle school teachers in part 2 of the interview with John Lounsbury. A sidebar article discusses problem-based learning as a model for integrating the middle school curriculum, and the vice president's column discusses student volunteerism. The Spring 2000 issue focuses on teachers' experiences of the transition from a classic junior high model to a middle school model. The vice president's column deals with raising reading expectations. The Summer 2000 issue reflects upon teachers' role in developing and implementing the middle school curriculum, conducting assessments, and creating a classroom environment. The issue also highlights the use of oral history in middle school education, describing a classroom oral history project. The vice president's column discusses museum exhibits as a model for student engagement. Some newsletter issues include listings of new Web resources and conference information. Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum, Gun Control, Integrated Curriculum

Gray, Karen; Sinclair, Beth (2000). Report on State Implementation of the Gun-Free Schools Act: School Year 1998-99. Final. The Gun Free Schools Act (GFSA) requires states to report information about the implementation of the act annually to the Secretary of Education. This report starts by presenting information on data interpretation and quality. Three sections summarize the 1998-99 data submitted by the states. The first section is a brief summary of the overall findings. The second section presents a summary of the 1998-99 data in bulleted, graphic, and tabular form as well as a comparison between the 1998-99 and 1997-98 data. The tables in this section contain data notes that are critical to the correct interpretation of the data. The third section presents a page for each state, each of which contains the data submitted by the state, as well as any caveats or data notes. Appendix A contains a copy of the Gun-Free Schools Act, and Appendix B is a copy of the 1998-99 GFSA state data-collection instrument. This publication is not designed to report the rate at which students carry firearms to school but instead reports the actions taken in regard to the number of students caught bringing firearms to schools.   [More]  Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Federal State Relationship, Government Publications

Duker, Laurie; And Others (1994). Gun Dealers, USA. In the United States, more than 11,500 adolescents' and young adults' lives are taken each year by firearms. Although Federal law prohibits minors from purchasing handguns, they typically get them by asking someone of legal age (18 years or older) to purchase them from one of the 256,771 Federally licensed gun dealers. This pamphlet answers several frequently asked questions about licensed gun dealers in the United States. Among the questions/answers are: how do adolescents who carry and use guns get them; how many gun dealers are in each state; how can the names, addresses and phone numbes of gun dealers in a city, county or state be obtained; and how can the number and types of guns sold in each state be ascertained, etc. It concludes with an order form for a list of federally licensed gun dealers.   [More]  Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Gun Control, Guns

Page, Randy M.; Hammermeister, Jon (1997). Weapon-Carrying and Youth Violence, Adolescence. Reviews the prevalence of weapon-carrying among adolescents, focusing on the reasons why they carry weapons, ways that firearms are obtained, firearms and violence, and the controlling of weapons in schools. Details weapon-security measures and argues for cooperative action among schools, communities, and government. Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Gun Control, Guns

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC. (1999). Promising Strategies To Reduce Gun Violence. OJJDP Report. In recent years, communities across the country have struggled to develop effective solutions to the problem of gun violence. Many have approached the United States Department of Justice for help in identifying solutions. This publication was developed in response to these requests. It is designed to provide state and local elected officials, school administrators, and law enforcement with the tools for fighting violence in their communities. A survey by the Department of Justice was conducted of 400 gun violence programs in the nation. Additional analysis of the programs yielded the 60 programs and comprehensive strategies that are included in this report. Sections 1 and 2 provide current data on the nature of gun violence and a blueprint for addressing the problem at the community level. Section 3 profiles several successful examples of gun violence reduction plans. Sections 4 through 7 are grouped according to the point of intervention along the three-phase continuum (illegal acquisition of firearms; illegal possession and carrying of firearms; illegal, improper, or careless use of firearms) that each seeks to address. Section 8 provides a range of program resources and contacts for communities to reduce gun violence. Sections 9 and 10 consist of references and appendixes. Appendixes include: "Geographical Index of Promising Gun Violence Reduction Strategies"; "Alphabetical Index of Promising Gun Violence Reduction Strategies"; "Matrix of Participating Key Agencies and Organizations"; "Candidate Programs Identified for the Inventory"; "Organizations and Sources Contacted for the Inventory"; and "Inventory of Promising Gun Violence Reduction Strategies." (Contains 71 references, 2 tables, and 4 figures.)   [More]  Descriptors: Community Action, Crime Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Gun Control

Haynes, Richard M.; Chalker, Donald M. (1999). A Nation of Violence, American School Board Journal. The United States leads the developed world in youth violence, with the highest homicide and suicide rates among young people. Exposure starts early. To reduce violence in U.S. schools, we must control handguns, abolish television violence, isolate violent students, and change the ways that juvenile offenders are punished. Descriptors: Activism, Child Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control

Springhall, John (1999). Violent Media, Guns and Moral Panics: The Columbine High School Massacre, 20 April 1999, Paedagogica Historica. Attempts to place the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in a historical perspective. Describes the shootings in Littleton and the high school shootings since 1996. Interprets the possible reasons for the Columbine shootings, such as the role of the high school, access to guns, and violence in the mass media. Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Gun Control, Guns

Fernan, Steve; Parman, Mary Jo; White, Doug; Wiltrout, Dan (2001). Offering Educational Opportunities to Expelled Students in Wisconsin. Bulletin No. 02030. The U.S. Congress bolstered the increase in expulsions by passing into law the federal Gun Free School Act of 1994. All states receiving federal funds were to pass laws requiring schools to expel students who brought firearms to school or to school activities. There is evidence that schools are safer, but expulsion rates continue to climb. With this publication, Wisconsin joins the national challenge to reverse the upward trend in school expulsions by encouraging all Wisconsin schools and communities to provide educational services for expelled students. The report identifies key issues in balancing school safety and educational opportunities, reports on a sample of national, state, and local strategies to address the challenge, and acknowledges selected Wisconsin school districts, cooperative educational service agencies, and community based organizations for doing more than current state law requires. Possible next steps are described. Vignettes of several districts' policies and practices for post-expulsion services are detailed. (Contains 32 endnotes, 23 Web resources, and 5 figures.)   [More]  Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Federal Legislation

Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (1996). Reducing Youth Gun Violence: An Overview of Programs and Initiatives. Program Report. This report discusses a wide array of violence prevention strategies used across the United States, ranging from school-based prevention to gun market interception. Relevant research, evaluation, and legislation are included to ground these programs and provide a context for their successful implementation. The first section of the report is an executive summary that describes state-of-the-art approaches to youth gun violence prevention and intervention, reviews the status of prevention programs across the country, and suggests federal and local partnerships to implement youth gun laws and programs. Current legislation is described, and research findings on youth violence are summarized. The second section is a directory of youth gun violence programs that describes currently operating programs and provides contact information. The third section lists organizations working to get guns out of the hands of young people, with contact information and descriptions of current activities. The fourth section summarizes abstracts of 69 research reports dealing with guns and youth.   [More]  Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control, Guns, Legislation

Shoemaker, Joel (2001). Todd Strasser Takes Aim at School Shootings: An Interview, Voice of Youth Advocates. Includes an interview with Todd Strasser, the young adult book author of "Give a Boy a Gun", as well as an excerpt from one of his speeches. Addresses issues related to school shootings, the easy availability of guns, ridicule and bullying, peer pressure, and violence in media. Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Bullying, Gun Control

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. (1994). Children and Gun Violence. Hearings on S. 1087, a Bill To Amend Title 18, United States Code, To Prohibit the Possession of a Handgun or Ammunition by, or the Private Transfer of a Handgun or Ammunition to, a Juvenile, before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, 103rd Congress, First Session. This transcript contains the following: (1) statements of several Committee Members; (2) text of the proposed legislation; (3) a list of witnesses; and (4) statements, testimony, and supporting documents submitted by the witnesses. Numerous laypersons and professionals have their testimonies recorded, giving statements in support of and in opposition to passage of the bill. Witnesses include politicians, educators, police officials, medical professionals, National Rifle Association representatives, and religious figures. Includes a booklet prepared by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, newspaper clippings, and charts (U.S. & Wisconsin Juvenile Weapons and Murder Arrests; Age and Race Specific Arrest Rates for Selected Offenses, 1965-88; etc.).   [More]  Descriptors: Children, Federal Legislation, Gun Control, Guns

Gray, Karen; Sinclair, Beth (2002). Report on the State/Territory Implementation of the Gun-Free Schools Act, School Year 1999-2000. Final Report. The Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) requires that each state or territory receiving federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) have a state law that requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) in the state or territory to expel from school for at least one year any student found bringing a firearm to school. (See Appendix A for a copy of the GFSA.) State laws must also authorize the LEA chief administering officer to modify any such expulsion on a case-by-case basis. In addition, the GFSA states that it must be construed so as to be consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The GFSA requires states/territories to report information about the implementation of the GFSA annually to the Secretary of Education. In order to meet this requirement and to monitor compliance with the GFSA, the Department of Education (the Department) requires each state or territory to submit an annual report that provides: (1) The number of students expelled (by type of firearm and school level); (2) The number of expulsions that were modified on a case-by-case basis; (3) The number of modified cases that were not for students with disabilities; and (4) The number of expelled students who were referred to an alternative school or program. Starting with the 1999-00 school year, the reporting form used for this data collection was revised to collect more information regarding LEA compliance and state climate. The new data items can be found in questions 7 through 10 on the data collection form. A copy of this form can be found in Appendix B of this report.   [More]  Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Federal State Relationship, Government Publications

United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY. (2001). No Guns, Please. We Are Children!. Noting that the spread of small firearms worldwide creates a serious global problem, especially for children, this pamphlet presents information on the physical and emotional damage done to children from small arms and light weapons and describes the work of UNICEF to counteract the damage. Highlighted in the discussion are the use of child soldiers and the development of a culture of violence. The work of UNICEF, as part of the Global Movement for Children, calls for leadership and accountability at every level of society to ensure that children are free to grow to adulthood in health, peace, and dignity. Guiding principles in the campaign against small arms and light weapons are delineated and include implementing laws to protect children from any participation in hostilities, demobilizing and reintegrating child soldiers into society as a matter of priority, and promoting an integrated approach to the issue of the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. Descriptors: Armed Forces, Change Strategies, Children, Developed Nations

Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC. (2001). Protect Children Instead of Guns, 2001. Noting that firearms outnumber children by a margin of almost three to one in the United States, this report advocates gun safety policies to protect children. The report provides information on trends in youth firearm deaths and finds the statistics alarming, despite recent decline. The first of three tables in the report delineates 1979-1999 statistics on firearm deaths of children and teens ages 0-19 nationwide, differentiating deaths due to homicide, suicide, accident, and unknown intent. The second table delineates 1997-1999 statistics on firearm deaths of children and teens ages 0-19 for each state and nationwide, differentiating deaths due to homicide, suicide, accident, and unknown intent. The final table provides information on firearm deaths in 1999 by age, race, and manner. It is argued that despite recent declines, the number remains one of America's silent tragedies. The report finds that: (1) children and youths in rural states are more likely to be victims of gun suicides and accidents than those in more urban states; (2) children in large urban areas are more likely to be victims of gun homicides; and (3) 1.4 million homes, which house 2.6 million children, had firearms that were stored unlocked and loaded, or unlocked and unloaded but stored with ammunition. The report concludes by asserting that it is time to protect children instead of guns. Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Safety

Hopkins, David (2000). A Potential for Violent Injury: Guns and Knives in the Schools. Oregon Health Trends, Series No. 56. This report focuses on the causative factors of violence in school children. It summarizes information about the demographic and mental health characteristics of students who carry weapons to school and includes comments from students on the reasons why they carry them, as well as what the research says. Results of the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, administered to 109 high schools in the state of Oregon who voluntarily participated, are highlighted throughout the report. The influence of television on risky behaviors among youth is considered. Prevention programs are discussed, including family education about gun safety, gun availability, and national legislation to help keep guns away from students. The report includes Table One, "Percentage of Students Who Carried Weapons during the Previous 30 Days, by Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics," and Table Two, "Selected Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics by Hours of Television Watching." (Contains 11 endnotes and 8 figures.)   [More]  Descriptors: Family Involvement, Gun Control, High Risk Students, High School Students

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