PREVALENCE OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE IN URBAN AND RURAL SCHOOLS
Keywords:Violence in rural schools, Urban schools, student to student violence, teachers to student violence, student to teacher violence
In past few years incidences of School violence has shocked the Indian schools also. Traditionally, it was considered as an “urban” problem and media reports and some researches in West have shown that violent behavior in schools is not restricted to urban settings but has entered in rural schools also. The present study aimed at finding the rate of prevalence of different types of violence such as student to student, teachers to student and student to teachers in urban and rural schools. For this data were collected from the students of urban (42) and rural (56) schools of Punjab state. It was found that rate of school violence was very high in both urban and rural schools. The details of various forms of violence have been given in this paper. In the end a few strategies have been suggested to prevent it.
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