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ERIC Number: EJ846916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
The Blackboard Jungle: Junior High School Students' Perceptions of Crime in School and to and from School
Bruchman, Avi; Kim, Israel
International Journal of Educational Reform, v14 n4 p437-453 Fall 2005
The problem of juvenile delinquency in general and violence among youth in particular has been topping the public agenda in recent years. The phenomenon of violence is widespread among various groups, one of the major arenas being that of the school premises. Kenney and Watson (1989) aptly define violence in schools through the metaphor "the blackboard jungle." Israel, similar to many other countries, is seriously concerned about the problem of violence in schools. This concern is reflected in the diverse attempts to study the manifestation of violence in institutes of education, the aim being to find ways to contend with and possibly even prevent such violence. This study focused on the different ways that students, as opposed to schoolteachers and staff, perceived physical violence and violence against property in school and to and from school. Also studied were their perceptions of the various forms of victimization in school, the drug abuse in school and to and from school, and injury from road accidents to and from school. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States