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ERIC Number: EJ764037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Academic Differentiation, School Achievement and School Violence in the USA and South Korea
Akiba, Motoko; Han, Seunghee
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v37 n2 p201-219 Mar 2007
Whilst school violence is a major public concern and a focus of educational reforms both in the USA and South Korea, few studies have comparatively examined the rates of school violence and school factors associated with them. Analysing nationally-representative data from eighth graders, their mathematics teachers and principals in 150 South Korean schools and in 216 US schools, the authors found that: (1) the rates of school violence are higher in the US than South Korea, (2) student-reported violence rates are not associated with school-reported violence rates in both nations and (3) South Korean schools with academic tracking and low-achieving US schools are more likely to have higher rates of school violence. Policy and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States