Addressing Harm in Schools - The Newfoundland Experience

Lay Summary 

Varying degrees and types of harm occur within schools regularly, the most serious of which result in homicidal and suicidal death. Since the school massacres of the late 1990’s, communities have responded with demands for safer school environments and educators have initiated a wide variety of approaches to address these expectations. Though many responses establish preventative measures and boast significant results in terms of reducing disruptive behavioural incidents, suspensions and expulsions little is known in terms of how issues of harm done within a school context are actually resolved. The purpose of this research project is to create a space in which educators’ and students’ voices from Newfoundland and Labrador schools can be heard so that insight is gained into whether current practices actually allow for healing of harm to occur.

Curriculum & Instruct
Educational Admin
Faculty of Education
Research And Development Grant - Internal, Faculty Of Education, Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Educational Research
Philosophy of Education
Student Services
Violence Prevention
Industry Sectors 
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Scientific Research and Development Services
Start date 
1 Jan 2010
End date 
31 Dec 2011