Violence in Student Writing

A School Administrator's Guide

by Gretchen A. Oltman

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ISBNs
  • 9781452203973
  • 9781452279213
  • 9781452283944

Your guide to action when student writing crosses the line

At what point should violent student expressions be considered a legitimate threat? This legal handbook delves into the real-life experiences of administrators, teachers, and students to help you apply caution and logic in protecting your students' freedom of speech while also protecting the safety of everyone in the building. Gretchen Oltman, an experienced educator and licensed attorney, shows you how to:

  • Prevent violence by creating a positive and safe school environment
  • Guide teachers in assessing written threats of violence
  • Evaluate writing outside the classroom, including texting and Facebook postings

  • SAGE Publications; November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781452279213
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Violence in Student Writing
  • Author: Gretchen A. Oltman
  • Imprint: Corwin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781452203973
  • 9781452279213
  • 9781452283944

In The Press

“This book provides an in depth look at the educators and school administrators responsibility to respond to student work samples that are threatening, abusive, and violent. The aim of the book is to provide an awareness of what is student violent writing, how the English teacher can promote creative writing with guides, and applications for immediate response using a systematic approach once a report has been made involving a violent student writing.
I highly recommend this book for all educators, parents, and professional scholars interested in Education in the 21 Century.”