Crisis and Confidence: An interviewer’s approach to school crisis management
Date of Award
Education 590 Project
Master of Education
Department Chair or Program Director
Major or Concentration
With the seemingly increasing school crises and shootings, it is important to create plans and procedures that instill a sense of security and confidence for those being informed of those plans. Unfortunately, many of those involved in schools do not openly discuss their plans for crisis situations. The objective of this research was to look into what measures can be successfully implemented to increase staff and parent confidence in a school’s ability to safeguard the children. For this project, in-depth interviews with various individuals were conducted to explore their different perspectives. This research provided much insight into the thoughts and beliefs of those who operate in and around the school environment. For this project interviews with three of the four proposed parties were conducted. Through the analysis of those three interviews, different opinions and beliefs about the proper measures that can be taken were found but a concrete answer to what measures to be taken was unable to be reached. More information and inputs from more teachers, administrators, parents and resource officers will be needed to create a comprehensive plan for improvement.
Stevenson, Ryan, "Crisis and Confidence: An interviewer’s approach to school crisis management" (2019). Student Research Submissions. 358.