Eradication Of Violence In Schools

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Moreover, violence has a huge impact on the quality of teaching and learning. It is the negative impact, considering the fact that it is very rare to say that the school environment is the peaceful place one may find him or herself in. Learners go to school for the primary purpose of learning and at the end of the term they surely expect to progress to another level of education, but there are some hindrances towards achieving their goals. Singh (2006, p. 120) indicates that the impact of violence on the quality of teaching and learning have an impact academically, emotionally and in the career. Violence impacts the academic progress in this respect. The WCED (2003) reported that “not only does violence…show more content…
In critically examining in what manner schools could intervene in the violence eradication process, as far as the research of the topic about violence is concerned. I have realised that the reason violence has not come to an end, it is because of the whole school community is not involved in the process deriving solutions toward ending violence. The first step in resolving violence in schools is to support a comprehensive perspective involving learners (Learners Representative Council and Class Representatives), the school staff (the Principal, Deputy Principal, educators, security guards and cleaners), parents (School Governing Body) and the Community (Community leaders and its occupants). All of the members of the school that I have just mentioned, must network and reach a consensus that physical violence, emotional or verbal abuse, sexually harassment are totally out of the school code of conduct, the laws governing the school. In reference to this statement (UNESCO, 2009) states that “When everyone is aware of the different ways that violence occurs, the people it affects and its impact, finding solutions will be much easier.” As the problem solving cycle stipulates that the first thing to be done when solving is to identify the problem, analyse it by considering the relevant views of the school community. By considering this…show more content…
For the reason given the schools must make the society part of the school, by creating a direct link between the school and the community. When the society is made part of the school it will do all in its power to make school peaceful environment one can be in. The schools must do all in their best to work out minor causes of violence, affecting the nature of teaching and learning on a broader scope. This essay has discussed the three main causes of violence in South Africa schools. Secondly, it explained the different forms of violence perpetrated on teachers by learners in South African schools. Moreover, it then discussed the negative impacts of violence in the quality of teaching and learning in schools. Finally, it critically examined how schools could intervene in order to eradicate violence in schools. I believe South African schools can be a nonviolent environment by taking into consideration the solutions I have proposed as measures to eradicate violence in

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