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ERIC Number: EJ1070975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Violence in Schools: From the Perspective of Students, Teachers, and Mothers
Yurtal, Filiz
Educational Research and Reviews, v9 n24 p1420-1427 Dec 2014
How school violence is perceived by the members of school is of importance because their conceptions might affect their understanding of the reasons and consequently, finding the solutions. The objective of this study is to analyze how students, teachers, and mothers perceive an event of school violence. The study was conducted in high schools with a mid-socioeconomic level in Adana city located in the Southern Region of Turkey. A purported event of school violence was staged in front of a group consisting of 36 students, 16 teachers and 17 mothers. The participants were asked to evaluate the event they watched in a written form. In terms of the findings about defining what the problem is, the results showed that a great majority of the students and mothers focused on the context of clearly displayed violence, while the teachers, on the other hand, focused on the ways of communication and the shortcomings in behavior while defining the problem. Based on the comments received on who is acting inappropriately in a problem situation, the majority of the students and teachers feel that the behavior of teachers is inappropriate. In a situation like this, they pointed out, that the teacher has to be more sympathetic, more tolerant, and has to make better contacts with the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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