On November 1st, 2018, Ryan Kapa, a post-doctoral researcher at CETE, attended the Fall 2018 Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference is “A Holistic Approach to Invest in our Future: School Climate and Safety.” At this conference, Ryan presented work that he conducted around school security measures and their association with different student related outcomes. In particular, Ryan examined how the ethos of security measures (e.g. whether they are used for the exclusive, inclusive, or ambiguous purpose) relates to student outcomes such as drug and alcohol availability, levels of school violence, participation in extracurricular activities, and school avoidance.
The Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) is a non-profit, state-wide umbrella organization that brings together five Ohio teacher education organizations at a spring and fall conference each year. The member organizations are the Ohio Association of Teacher Educators (OATE), the Ohio Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (OACTE), the Ohio Association of Private Colleges of Teacher Education (OAPCTE), the State University Education Deans (SUED), and the Ohio Field Directors Forum (OFDF).
Contributors: Ryan Kapa, Angela Stansell