Fighting the scourge: violence at school plagues teachers and learners

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Netshitangani
KEYWORDS: BULLY BEHAVIOUR, CRIME, DISCIPLINE, SCHOOLS, VIOLENCE
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/November-2011/fighting-the-scourge
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7120

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Abstract

Violence and crime are antisocial maladies beleaguering a significant number of schools in South Africa. These ailments have debilitating effects on learning and teaching, posing a major management problem for school principals and their management teams. TSHILIDZI NETSHITANGANI reports on a pilot study that investigated the internal dynamics of schools where these incidents occur.