Violence and insecurity in schools for teaching personnel: Impact on educational access

Background document for the 11th Session of the CEART

Conference paper | 08 October 2012
This report, prepared for the 11th Session of the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel(CEART) examines violence at primary and secondary schools and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and institutions, which research suggests is increasing globally (Education International, 2009; O’Malley, 2007). The geographic scope of the paper is worldwide. The report describes the effects of violence on teachers and students, and details some of the interventions put in place to prevent and respond to such violence. It canvasses some of the policies, programmes and strategies adopted by countries to combat violence in schools, and discusses the results and evaluations of these policies and programmes.