Causes and Signs of Violence in Children In order to reduce and eventually eliminate school violence in our nation, we must first understand the causes and signs that lead to violence.If we can understand the causes, we can perhaps eliminate these factors from the lives of children.Students are now bringing guns, knives, and other weapons to school, and many are using them to hurt and kill.
Also in some cases students enrolled in equivalent programs are not counted as dropouts, but some cases they are. I say rates, because there are several types of dropout rates.
This all makes counting of accurate school dropout rate very hard. The major 3 of them are: – Event dropout rate: reflects the percentage of students who dropped out in a single year without completing high school – Status dropout rate: reflects the percentage of the population in a given age range who had not finished high school or were not enrolled in school at one point in time – Cohort dropout rate: reflects the percentage of a single group of students who drop out over time Status rate is usually higher than event rate, because it reflects the number of students in a given age range who have quit of school over a number of years, on contrast to event rate that shows only 1 year.
And still there are a lot of people who do not want to study, the quit education, drop out of school. High school dropout rates (meaning of young people ages 16 to 24) slowly declined between 19, from 15 percent to a low of 10 percent in 2003.
In 2004 the rate did not decrease but remained at the same level.
For example, event dropout rate for high schools for 1993 was 4.5 percent, while the 1993 status dropout rate for high schools was 11.0 percent. Trends in dropout rates Here are the trends for 3 major types of dropout rates: – The status dropout rate for high school-aged students declined from 14.6 percent in 1972 to 11.0 percent in 19; – The event dropout rate for high school-aged students declined from 6.1 percent in 1972 to 4.5 percent in 1993 – The cohort rate for high school-aged students in 1980 and dropped out between grades 10 and 12 was 11.4 percent, at the same time the cohort dropout rate for a comparable group of 1990 high school-aged students was 6.2 percent.
Although dropout rates are declining, this percentage still represents a huge number of people.Information from 1993 shows the following: – Whites had 7.9% dropout rate, Blacks had 13.6% dropout rate and Hispanics had 27.5% dropout rate.These rates decreased to 7, 12 and 24 percents correspondingly.School violence is defined as any physical or verbal attack on a person while on school grounds or on school property.In earlier decades, school violence merely involved delinquency and the occasional fight.Violence among young people in society is increasing dramatically.Perhaps what is most alarming is that these violent acts are not only occurring on the streets, but in the school systems as well.The questions that this study attempts to answer are the causes and signs of school violence, the effects on the academic community, and methods of prevention.It is hypothesized that school violence will be caused by exposure to violence in the media.Some schools follow up on students who do not return after the summer to determine whether or not they are enrolled in other schools, while other schools do not do that.This way some students could be counted twice, in result accuracy of the school dropout rate suffers. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is responsible for calculating dropout rates.