Parental Perception of School Violence Analytical Essay by Nicky

Parental Perception of School Violence
An analysis of two interviews that discuss the impact of school violence in urban Los Angeles.
# 146396 | 2,561 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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The paper describes both subjects of this interview; a 31-year old, African-American single mother of a 15-year old daughter, and a 38 year-old African-American married father. The paper offers a summary of both interviews and then analyzes both parents' responses. The paper learns from these interviews that the external school environment may be a less important predictor of school violence than a child's home environment.

Interview Summary: Subject One
Interview Summary: Subject Two
Interview Analysis

From the Paper:

"The subjects of this project include two parents who have children in the public school system in urban Los Angeles. Both parents have children attending the same high school, the level at which one might expect school violence to pose the greatest threat to children and parents. The first parent is a fairly young single mother of one child. The mother is 31, and her daughter, aged 15, is a high-school freshman. The mother is African-American, and her daughter is of mixed ancestry, half African-American and half-Mexican-American. The father has been intermittently involved in the daughter's life, but is currently incarcerated. The other parent is also relatively young, a 38 year-old African-American father of a 16 year-old son. The father is married to his son's mother, also an African-American woman. They have two other children in the home, a 12 year-old son and an 11 year-old daughter."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • APA Help Center. "Recognizing Violence Warning Signs in Others." Warning Signs of Youth Violence. 2004. American Psychological Association. 3 Mar. 2009 <>.
  • Lassiter, William. "The School Safety Test." Seen Magazine. 2007. South East Education Network. 3 Mar. 2009 <>.
  • Martin, Lynn. "Bullying: Societal Ailment Requires Whole Village Treatment." Seen Magazine. 2007. South East Education Netwok. 3 Mar. 2009 <>.

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