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Violence as an impediment to a culture of teaching and learning in some South African schools

BM Zulu, G Urbani, A Van der Merwe, JL Van der Walt

Abstract


School violence in South Africa has a long history. Despite the introduction of a new democratic political dispensation in 1994, it appears that violence in schools has not abated. School violence unfortunately impacts negatively on a culture of learning and teaching. In this project, the nature and extent of violence in schools among a sample of learners was investigated. It was found inter alia that school violence has indeed remained a serious problem among these learners and has impacted deleteriously on the culture of teaching and learning in their schools. Two solutions for the eradication of the problem are suggested.

South African Journal of Education Vol.24(2) 2004: 170-175



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