What strategies can schools use to promote safe learning?
Emily Owens shares her expertise
Fri, 06/03/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Schools have experimented with a wide range of approaches to discipline and safety. In this session, Emily Owens, professor of criminology, law and society, will serve as a panelist presenting empirical evidence on the effects of two key approaches – restorative practices and school resource officers.
The webinar is part of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's series with the nation’s leading policymakers, scholars, and experts on school safety. The purpose of the virtual series is to explore current issues in school security and to consider research-informed strategies for addressing current challenges, such as bullying, violence, and shootings. As students have returned to in-person learning following the COVID-19 pandemic, school staff are now reporting dramatic spikes in physical assaults and mental health issues.