Presents data from nine "atypical" schools from a national Israeli database to understand community influences on school violence. Three years of qualitative and quantitative data found that the leadership of the principal is the most important variable in creating a climate of safety and buffering the school from the effects of high violence neighborhoods.
2011 School Climate Technical Assistance Symposium: School Violence and Theoretically Atypical Schools: The Principal's Centrality in Orchestrating Safe Schools
University of Southern California
Bar Ilan University