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ERIC Number: ED404400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 10
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Experiences That Prevent Peaceful Learning.
Dodsworth, Pamela; Cameron, Catherine Ann
Teachers at an urban high school in New Brunswick (Canada) were reluctant to begin an intervention program directed at student anger and violence until they had gained input from the students themselves. A survey was conducted of the students' experience with violence and their opinions about how to address the problem. Participants were 769 (395 males and 374 females) 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, approximately 77% of the school population. Approximately 10% of the respondents reported experiencing either physical or emotional violence on a daily basis, and a further 10% reported weekly encounters. An additional 25% indicated that they had experienced violence at least once in the last 6 months. Similar responses were given when students were asked how often they were perpetrators of violence. Students reported that the sources of their outbursts were feelings of being threatened, anger at being reprimanded, or responses to drugs or alcohol. Perpetrators of violence against these students were primarily intimates, such as siblings, dating partners, or the same-sex friends of males. Most respondents considered the school a safe place and thought school personnel were supportive. The majority of students endorsed anger management training as a strategy the schools could teach to improve the situation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada