"School Violence in Context"
This paper is a chapter by chapter report on the book "School Violence in Context" by Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor based on the Israeli schools.
# 65916 | 2,875 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 |
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This paper explains that, in the first chapter, the authors present a heuristic model of school violence to demonstrate that victimization in schools is the result of a myriad of factors relating to the social environment of the student both at home and at school. The author points out that the shocking finding that the school environment is much more of a determinant of school violence than the individual's environment. The paper relates that, because the primary contributor of student safety and victimization comes from school related factors such as school climate, teacher abuse and other school related factors, reform must start with policy changes that affect the schools rather than on parenting and more indirect casual relationships.
From the Paper:"The importance of this fourth chapter is to explore the patterns of victimization. This analysis has revealed some startling discoveries. It is shown that all forms of victimization whether verbal-social, threats, or physical violence follow an extremely similar rank order across gender, ethnicity, and school types as well as between different countries. This data is extremely important because it breaks established beliefs that victimization is extremely heterogeneous across different groups of people. This study suggests that there is a set social hierarchy organized in similar ways according to severity. The effect on policy is that educational reforms to decrease student victimization can now be applied uniformly across all students. This makes the job of the educator and the policy makers much easier because they do not need to isolate specific groups in their attempt to decrease school violence."
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