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Incidence of violence in Turkish schools A review

The present article deals with the incidence of violence cases in Turkish schools. A review of research based on published research reports and unpublished M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertations is presented and basic lines of research are discussed. Special emphasis was placed upon culturally specific issues, besides the culturally determined attitudes of parents and teachers. The need for a nationwide system for the prevention of violence and corporal punishment was emphasized.