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n Acta Academica - Student / learner discipline and bullying : a comparative analysis of legal risk management in schools in Australia and South Africa

Volume 40, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

This article briefly discusses some legal determinants that influence education in Australia and South Africa, respectively. It is evident that schools whose hierarchy members fail to take the necessary steps to ensure a non-threatening environment may be held liable if negligence can be proven. The focus is therefore on principles and procedures regarding the management of learner discipline, with specific reference to bullying. The article concludes with an analysis of qualitative data from a research project into learner discipline in Australia and South Africa, and a comparison of the respective risk management strategies.


Hierdie artikel ontleed kortliks enkele regsdeterminante wat 'n invloed het op die onderwys in Australië en Suid-Afrika. Dit is duidelik dat skole wat in gebreke bly om 'n veilige omgewing te verseker, aanspreeklik gehou kan word indien nalatigheid bewys kan word. Die fokus is dus beginsels en prosedures ten opsigte van die bestuur van leerderwangedrag, met spesifieke verwysing na afknouery. Die artikel sluit af met kwalitatiewe inligting uit 'n navorsingsprojek in Australië en Suid-Afrika rakende leerderdissipline, en 'n ver-gelyking van die onderskeie risikobestuursbenaderings.

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