• Beth M. Titchiner
Part of the Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice book series (CPTRP)


This chapter outlines how researchers and policymakers have historically struggled to adequately conceptualise violence, particularly violence in schools. It examines the variety of ways in which violence in schooling is currently defined, and how these definitions influence current approaches to addressing violence in practice. The limitations of existing conceptual frameworks and interventions are briefly discussed and the aims and scope of the book are defined. This chapter begins with an illustrative vignette from a teachers’ meeting in the case-study school (DCX), setting the scene for the more detailed case-study analysis presented in Chaps.  5,  6, and  7. A chapter-by-chapter overview is also provided.


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