Writer:Dr JOANNE TSIGKANOU *
misleading or Maximized images, representations and representations that do not facilitate an understanding and deal with it. This study is an effort in this direction. Violence at school can be clearly external overt social behaviour as a form of exercise «violence», expression or internal coercion, the pursuit of «psychological violence». The same school produced intense forms of physical violence in the past, as the rod, the slap, the haircut, «the genuflection and malnutrition» etc., are now rare (Dimaras, 1986). You may argue that school power today based on the most physical violence and manipulation in the agreement, brought to the internalization of repression and instillation. These more mild forms of enforcement are in compliance by individual research topics. Then, violence in school is a phenomenon that can be fully understood as part of broader social control of education in a society with unequal distribution of wealth, privilege and power. The school is an institution which requires mandatory involvement in specific social and cultural relations historically specific to a certain type of school, which means: a) Mandatory joint monitoring, mandatory program and course content from students / only three different physical conditions and cultural experiences. b) Relationship sovereignty, hierarchy, surveillance and control, accompanied with fees / rewards of success or culture «tort victims», in cases of failure. c) Compliance with the standards and the ritual of the school, such as accuracy of the turnout, regular attendance, good behaviour and ways and generally obedience techniques (bell) and social (teacher) checks and commands, which contributes to good or bad evaluation of the student conduct (Wolfrang, 1998, Mafrogiorgos, 1995, Milonas, 1994). In light of this, it is necessary to investigate the political function of the institution as a state school and as ideological mechanism not just in the process of transmitting knowledge and skills or social selection and distribution of persons in positions of existing hierarchical social division of labour.
* Lawyer, Doctor of Sociology of Crime (London School of Economics 1988), research director and deputy director of the Institute of Political Sociology at the National Centre for Social Research.
ELEFTHEROTYPIA - 29/03/2008