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School Violence in International Contexts

Perspectives from Educational Leaders Without Borders

  • Rosemary Papa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. ELWB Scholars International Perspectives

  3. ELWB Scholars United States of America Perspectives

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book


This international edited volume is a rare look at cultural, economic and political forces that contribute to school violence. In light of the devastating events in US schools and the violence towards students and schools world-wide, the war on knowledge development in non/secular education is increasing at an alarming rate. This book offers an international perspective on violence from both K-12 to tertiary levels, parents, administrators/teachers/support staff, and research scholars in a desire to understand the contextual issues surrounding violence and its impacts on the field of education. ELWB Scholars and practitioners hailing from six continents propose historical to futuristic perspectives linking violence towards education and its inhabitants, while framing future strategies to alter multinational fear mongering to the decline of knowledge generation for an informed citizenry.


Violence in schools in Palestine and Israel Violence in Nigerian schools Aggression in Greek primary and secondary schools Repression of teachers and students in rural Mexico Safety protocol in the prevention of school shootings Response trainings for high school campuses Perceptions of school violence prevention measures School district liability in the face of school shootings Research on gun safety and violence Second amendment rights and gun violence Talking to boys about gun violence, fear, and marginalization Arming teachers and principals in schools Communities, schools, and moral panic Gun related violence evidence outside of the USA Peer bullying and mental health School safety awareness and preparation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rosemary Papa
    • 1
  1. 1.Soka University of AmericaAliso ViejoUSA

About the editors

Dr. Rosemary Papa is currently a Professor of Comparative & International Education and Leadership at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, CA, USA. Prior to this position, she served as The Del and Jewel Lewis Endowed Chair in Learning Centered Leadership and Professor of Education Leadership in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University- a position she had held since 2007. She has been an active member of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) since her first summer conference, Chadron Nebraska, in 1987. In 1991-92, she served as the first female President of NCPEA and was the 2003 recipient of the NCPEA Living Legend Award. In 2000 she founded and serves as Editor of the eJEP: Journal of Education Policy, one of the first open access, free, blind-peer reviewed journals in the world. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento. Her record of publications includes thirteen books, numerous book chapters, monographs and over eighty referred journal articles. 

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