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Document ID (ISN)102883
CIS number 03-1987
Year 2003
Convention or series no. ILO Sectoral Activities Working Paper No.WP.208
Author(s) Verdugo R., Vere A.
Title Workplace violence in sectors with implications for the education sector: Issues, solutions and resources
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2003. vi, 42p. 176 ref.
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Abstract Schools are traditionally viewed as places for teaching and learning, not as places where violence occurs. And while the vast majority of schools are safe, the recent spate of school violence has created concern about safety in schools throughout the world. Teachers are concerned about their safety worldwide as well as about what can be done to remedy the problem. This working paper focuses comparatively on trends and experiences from other sectors, drawing lessons and suggesting ways in which the growing challenges of violence and stress may be addressed in schools and other educational sites. Contents: definition of key concepts; causes of workplace violence and stress; sector-specific environment as originator of violence and stress at work; scope of violence and stress in the sector and its impact; examination of strategies to remedy the problem.
Descriptors (primary) bullying; sexual harassment; plant safety and health organization; teaching; violence; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) drug dependence; report; firearms; safety programmes; unsafe acts; stress factors; conditions of work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO; USA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Alcohol and drug abuse
Violence and terrorism
Bullying and mobbing
Sexual harassment