Essay School Climate Questionnaire And The Social Boundary Mapping

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Because of the resistance to even something I saw as relatively simple – like implementing the School Climate Questionnaire and the Social Boundary Mapping – I was not able to implement any of the future program ideas I’d originally come up with at Independent School of Long Beach during this semester. But I do have examples of them being implemented in peer-reviewed professional journal articles in other school settings and I want to show those so that readers can see the impact that these resources can potentially have on teachers, students, and school communities. Narvaez, Bock, Endicott, and Lies (2004) implemented the School Climate Questionnaire and found that students had a higher perception of safety in their school climate in regards to the teachers and staff making the school more welcoming, but they had many more incidents of bullying and violence than the teachers themselves perceived. The teachers saw their schools relatively safe – not as safe as the students’ perceptions – but the teachers saw very little incidents of bullying and violence. Of course, the authors note that the students’ survey results conflicted each other, that their schools were both safe and violent. The difference, though, is that the students were specific that teachers created safe environments and that their peers were violent. Regardless, students’ and teachers’ perceptions were different, thus, this is a great example of how this tool can be used to expose differences in…

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