“Special Issue on Gun Violence and Education
Death from firearms takes over 10,000 lives a year in the United States—an order of magnitude beyond any other industrialized nation—and over the years, schools and universities have been the sites of horrific mass murders caused by heavily armed perpetrators as well as cases of individual assaults, murders, and suicides involving firearms. Violence prevention programs, armed safety officers, metal detectors, and violence response protocols have failed to protect our students and ensure the safety of our educational institutions. We need to find ways to change cultural and political attitudes toward weapons if we are to significantly reduce gun deaths in the United States.
The American Journal of Education will present a special issue in which we seek papers that propose innovative school or school-community programs or partnerships that have effectively mobilized citizens to control access to guns, ban military-grade weapons, or reduce gun violence overall. We also welcome papers that compare gun regulations and training in other industrialized nations. Other papers might address how to raise awareness of gun access as a pressing public health crisis or offer new research perspectives on the gun culture in the United States and its relation to education.
Authors interested in contributing to this special issue should submit their articles to the Journal by October 10, 2013. Please see the AJE website for details on submitting manuscripts.”
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