||Title of Thesis：A Study on the Implementation of the Certification of
International Safe Schools for Elementary Schools in New Taipei City
Key word：International Safe Schools, International Safe Schools Certification
Name of Institute：Executive Master’s Program in Educational Policy and
Leadership , Tamkang University
Graduate date：June, 2012 Degree Conferred：M. Ed.
Name of student：Kuo , Dun-Lun Advisor：Wu, Ming-Ching
This study, by using document analysis and in-depth interview, tried to analyzed how three elementary schools in New Taipei City participating and implementing the International Safe Schools Certification in terms of their execution, effects, problems and strategies for improvement. Data were collected from the interview with school principals, school administrators, school teachers and community representatives. Main findings of this study were as follows:
1. The execution of implementing International Safe Schools Certification worked well for all three schools. Each school had its committee for project planning and implementation, as well as action monitoring and effect evaluation.
2. All three schools had showed significant effects of the implementation of International Safe Schools Certification on school environment safety and community relations.
3. All three schools faced various difficulties and problems for the implementation of the Safe Schools Certification both in policy and execution , including setting up single issue, failing to advocate, confusion of sign-on system, neglecting of psychological truth, limited time of consultation, ineffective awarding system, short of supporting fund.
4. All three schools had set up strategies for improvement to overcome difficulties and problems, including making good use of social resources, having control over all the endanger factors and have them quick fixed., simplifying the sign-on system and making unified forms, reinforcing advocating education and elevating the awareness of safety, building up consulting system and rewarding in time, gaining enough supporting fund and making sure of the safety of school environment, studying out evaluating system and eagerly participating activities.
Based on the above findings, this study proposed some suggestions for Educational administrative officers and elementary schools for the participation and implementation of the International Safe Schools Certification.