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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

Regulamentele școlare nu pot preveni violența

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Simona Soare

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

Adevărul

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

Romanian

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

School regulations, violence in schools

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

Web Article

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Parents, Policy Makers, Teachers, Researchers, Young People, School Directors.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

1 - 20 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

This article presets two different points of view, coming from two experts in the field of education: Eugen Palade and Anca Petrache.
Eugen Palade is an expert in educational policies in the Center Educația 2000+. In his opinion, the solutions provided by the authorities regarding the violence in schools matter have no chance of success. He says that when the Ministry is confronted with violence in schools, they invent a new subject for it. If the pupils break the school regulation, the inspectorates remind them that it exists. The expert added that the curriculum should leave time for activities that have proven themselves to be efficient against violent behavior, like games, sports or dance. Instead, Romanian pupils are forced to spend their time with monotones activities which involve teaching and learning, although it has been promoted for many years a relief of the curricula.
The other side is represented by Anca Petrache, general inspector of the Programs and Management Direction of the Ministry of Education. The Ministry is blaming the press. They consider that the situation has escalated like this because some incidents that depict violence in schools were over publicized. Anca Petrache said that pupils do not spend all day in school, so we should not blame schools for the magnification of the violence in schools phenomenon.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

The present article is important due to the fact that it present two opposite points of view. Moreover, each of the two opinions is backed up by arguments provided by two experts in the field of education. The first point of view is offered by Eugen Palade, who criticizes the educational system and especially the curricula. The other point of view is represented by Anca Petrache who says that the curricula is not overloaded and that the media contributed a great deal to the magnification of violence in schools, mainly through excessive promotion of such violent events.
From these few arguments presented in this article, readers can observe the divergence of opinions that exists amongst institutions that are responsible for education. The main focus is to shift blame to others. This kind of situation doesn’t contribute at all to the actual situation. The matter stays the same, careless of who is responsible. And it is because of this perspective that this article is of great importance. It raises a question mark on the actual things that are being implemented in order to manage the situation.

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

EuroEd Foundation

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