Analysis of stakeholders’ perceptions of zero tolerance policy for school violence in South Korea

Namei Kim, Insoo Oh

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Abstract

This study investigates the perception of Korea’s zero tolerance policy for school violence among stakeholders by applying the Q methodology. Thirty-six statements were extracted through the expert analysis using a total of 515 Q statements. A total of 56 stakeholders classified a set of cards, which were then investigated using a factor analysis. The resulting perceptions of the zero tolerance policy were classified into four types: (1) necessary but carries various side effects, (2) creates a secure atmosphere, (3) emphasizes punishment rather than education, and (4) demands full responsibility from students. Implications for effective policies concerning school violence were contrived based on the differences and similarities of the four types of perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-76
Number of pages18
JournalKEDI Journal of Educational Policy
Volume14
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Educational policy
  • Perception
  • Q methodology
  • School violence
  • Zero tolerance

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