Teacher Victimization in Turkey: A Review of the News on Violence against Teachers

Sungu H.

ANTHROPOLOGIST, vol.20, no.3, pp.694-706, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ANTHROPOLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.694-706
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


School violence has become one of the important aspects of education. Incidents of violence reflected in printed media have reached limits that cannot be underestimated in terms of number. The types of school violence, the reasons, the consequences and how they might be prevented are of the issues mainly focused on. Teachers are one of those influenced by school violence. In this qualitative study, content analysis was used to examine the news in the national printed press concerning violence directed at teachers. In the study, the news printed between 2008 and 2013 in five national newspapers regarding physical violence against teachers has been analyzed in a way to reveal the tone of the language, the details about the ones who caused violence and the ones who suffered from violent actions, the details about the incidents, the incentives and consequences of the incidents.