Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 30 April 2021
Excused and Legitimized Violence in School
Ayşe Esra İşmen Gazioğlu
Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Turkey
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Keywords: Violence in School, Legitimized Violence, Corporal Punishment, Turkey
This study was carried out to examine whether the students excuse the teacher violence that could be resorted to them. The sample of the study consisted of 222 girls (47.1%) and 249 boys (52.9%) students studying in secondary schools and high schools in Istanbul. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was used to collect data. Content analysis and non-parametric techniques were used together in the analysis of the data. As a result of the research, it was found that the situation in which violence is mostly excused is "cheating in exams." It was found that students attending public schools excused violence more than those studying at private schools. The content analysis showed that the students stated that teachers should resort to corporal violence, psychological violence, and punishment rather than non-punitive practices.
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