Violence in schools
Violence in schools is not a new social phenomenon. Not isolated in some social systems, but rather spread into all aspects of reality. In this context, violence in schools reflects or (re) produces the wider social and family violence. The school violence associated with social exclusion, not a linear causal relationship, but in a dynamic interactive process.
The groups included social exclusion steadily groups «high risk» that becomes victims more. Students stigmatized, either because they have poor performance and learning difficulties or are derogations not-necessarily-delinquent behaviour or because they come from minorities, have less access and fewer opportunities to acquire property of a society.
This highly interesting and two surveys took place among students drills, in the 2nd gymnasium of Keratsini (area of Attica) and at Varvakeio Test laboratory, which were presented in a meeting of the Laboratory of Comparative Education, International Educational Policy and Communication, University of Athens, show that students are vulnerable victims and are more likely to undergo a criminal action against them, compared with other population groups. Also, that teachers and parents-experiencing the problem and worry-rightly bear the burden of daily management of the phenomenon and are practically helpless.
The concept of violence in school, physical, sexual, psychological, verbal abuse, threats and vandalism, is a function of individual, social and cultural aspects. It is directly linked to the social and cultural conditions of life and often emerges as an alternative response to the socio-economic inequalities and social conflicts.
Especially in today's multicultural school must first be understood and also to (learn to) manage crises caused by inequality, injustice and ignorance within and outside «school walls», to win the «internal balance». The complex problem of school violence to analyze the texts of Matthew D., professor, University of Athens, director of ESPAIDEPE(a Greek corporation) , Gianni’s Panousis, professor of Criminology at the University of Athens, the Vaso Artinopoulou, Associate Professor of Psychology at Panteion (a Univ. of Athens)and Joanne Tsigkanou, a lawyer, doctor 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.
Writer: George Kioussis