Students in Bedouin schools in Israel completed a survey in which they indicated how frequent abusive teacher behaviors occurred in their classrooms; responses indicated that abusive teacher behaviors occur often. Female students tended to register higher levels of punitive teacher behaviors than male students and secondary school students tended to register higher levels of punitive teacher behaviors than elementary school students. Also, the perceived frequencies of abusive teacher behaviors presented in this study tended to be significantly higher than perceived frequencies of similar teacher behaviors reported in a comparable 1997 study. This problem of school violence deserves attention and resolution.
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- Abusive teacher behavior
- Bedouin schools
- school violence