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ERIC Number: EJ1165204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Power Gap as One of the Trigger of Verbal Abuses Committed by Teachers in Schools
Eriyanti, Ribut Wahyu
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n1 p363-378 Jan 2018
Studies of verbal abuses in learning are limited. In fact, the impact in learning is more serious than physical violence because the target is the psychological aspect. The purpose of this study is to describe the form of verbal abuses of teachers due to teacher-student power imbalance in learning in school. This research uses a qualitative-critical approach with the critical discourse analysis. The results of this study indicate that the form of teacher verbal abuses due to power inequality in learning stretches from student's rejection of opinions, allegations, belittling ability and dignity of students, judgment and reproaches, coercion, to threats, and outbursts of anger. Verbal abuse is expressed directly using harsh words or indirectly using declarative, imperative, or interrogative speech.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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