SUPPORTING K-12 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND LEARNING
Welcome to the home of the International Observatory for School Climate and Violence Prevention (Observatory).
Historically, the Observatory has focused on supporting K-12 violence prevention research. The Observatory’s headquarters have recently moved from Paris, France to Adelaide, Australia and Flinders University.
The Observatory is now a part of the Student Wellbeing and Prevention of Violence Center (SWAPv) at Flinders University, Australia.
Recognizing, supporting and helping to disseminate original research will continue to be a major focus for the Observatory. In addition, the Observatory is expanding its focus in two important ways. First, we are also focused on understanding and furthering the foundation for effective violence prevention efforts: Systemic and instructional universal improvement efforts that are intentionally designed to support wellness, social emotional and academic development and safe, supportive, equitable and engaging climate for learning. And, secondly we are invested in furthering meaningful conversations between research, policy and practice leaders.
The mission of the International Observatory for School Climate and Violence Prevention is to contribute to best practices and the science of school climate and other prosocial e.g. (social emotional learning/SEL, character education, mental health promotion) K-12 school improvement as well as violence prevention efforts that support school safety and children’s development, school and life success across the world.
PROFESSOR ERIC DEBARBIEUX, Ph.D.
Éric Debarbieux, Ph.D.founded the Observatory of Violence in Schools in 1998 with Catherine Blaya. He became the Director of the International Observatory on Violence in Schools in 2004. He has also been Director of Research and Evaluation of UNESCO in Brazil and has been Chairman of the Scientific Committee of four world conferences on school violence ( Paris , 2001; Quebec, 2003; Bordeaux, 2006; Lisbon, 2008).
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