n South African Journal of Education - Violence as an impediment to a culture of teaching and learning in some South African schools

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



School violence in South Africa has a long history. Despite the introduction of a new democratic political dispensation in 1994, it appears that violence in schools has not abated. School violence unfortunately impacts negatively on a culture of learning and teaching. In this project, the nature and extent of violence in schools among a sample of learners was investigated. It was found inter alia that school violence has indeed remained a serious problem among these learners and has impacted deleteriously on the culture of teaching and learning in their schools. Two solutions for the eradication of the problem are suggested.

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