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교사 대상 모욕과 공격 행위 증가

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주영한국교육원
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19:07 14 Apr 2009
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□ 교사에 대한 모욕, 위협, 공격 행위 증가
- 오늘 ATL(Association of Teachers and Lecturers)에서 발표된 한 연구에 따르면 학부모와 학생들의 공격적인 행동으로 고통 받는 교사들이 점점 늘어나고 있다고 함
- 3/1이상(39%)의 교사들이 공격적인 학부모나 가디언들과 접한 적이 있다고 응답하였고 1/4 정도의 교사들이 학생들의 폭력을 당한 적이 있다고 함
- 1,000명의 교직원을 대상으로 한 설문조사에서 모욕적인 행동, 욕설 험담, 협박 행동 등이 벌어지고 있는 것으로 나타남
- 대부분의 경우 자신의 자녀들이 학교에서 징계를 받았거나 나쁜 성적을 받은 경우에 이러한 행동을 하는 것으로 나타남
- 이러한 공격적인 행동을 당한 교사들의 87%가 학교에 관련 내용을 알렸으나 그중에서 1/5 정도는 학교측으로부터 적절한 지원을 받이 못했다고 말함
- 지난 2년 동안 학생들에 의해 저질러진 집과 차량에 대한 손상으로 보험처리를 한 것이 200건이 넘었음( 69건의 차량 훼손, 146건의 재산 피해)

□ 교사들의 반응
- 브리스톨의 한 중등학교 교사 : “학부모들이 교사를 지원해주지 않을 때 가장 가슴 아프고 학교를 떠나고 싶게 만든다”
- “학생들의 문제 행동은 가정에서 본받은 경우가 많아서 학생들만을 탓할 수는 없다”
- 40% 정도의 교사들이 지난 2년 동안 상황이 더 나빠졌다고 생각하며, 58%는 지난 5년 동안 상황이 악화되었다고 응답함
- 87%의 응답자가 올해에만 학생들의 문제 행동을 겪었다고 하는데 수업 중 잡담, 수업 태만이나 장난과 같은 낮은 수준의 돌출 행동이 대부분임
- "It is distressing that poor student behaviour continues to be a widespread problem in schools, and shocking that over a third of teaching staff have experienced aggression from students' parents or guardians.“


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09.04.06 The Guardian

Abuse of teachers by parents and pupils on the rise, says survey

Teachers are facing increasingly abusive behaviour from parents and pupils, according to research revealed today.
More than a third (39%) of teachers have been confronted by an aggressive parent or guardian, and nearly a quarter of teachers have endured physical violence from a student.
The research, from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comes after the head of the union launched a devastating attack on parents, accusing many of failing in their responsibilities and undermining schools. Writing in yesterday's Observer, Mary Bousted said that children were arriving at school ill-prepared by their parents, with a lack of respect for authority and lacking basic social and verbal skills.
The survey of 1,000 school and college staff, published to coincide with the start of the ATL conference in Liverpool today, found incidents of insults, derogatory comments and intimidation by parents swearing at or threatening teachers.
In most cases, parents became aggressive because their child was disciplined in class or received poor grades and students often copied their behaviour.
Although 87% of staff had told their school about the aggression, a fifth felt they did not receive adequate support.
Teachers made over 200 personal insurance claims cases to the union for damage to property by pupils over the last two years – 69 incidents of malicious damage to vehicles, such as "keying" of cars, and 146 of damage to property.
A secondary teacher in Bristol, questioned for the survey, said: "Lack of support of teachers by parents is the most disheartening part of this profession and the thing most likely to make me leave it.
"Poor student behaviour reflects the standards that they see at home and children cannot be held completely accountable for the values, or lack of, instilled in them at home."
Some 40% of teachers surveyed said student behaviour had got worse over the past two years, while 58% said it had worsened over the past five.
Nearly all (87%) of staff said they had dealt with disruptive pupils already this year, mostly low-level disruption such as talking in class, not paying attention or horsing around.
But over a third of primary teachers reported incidents of violent student behaviour such as punching and kicking, compared with 20% of those in secondary schools.
Bousted said: "It is distressing that poor student behaviour continues to be a widespread problem in schools, and shocking that over a third of teaching staff have experienced aggression from students' parents or guardians.
"ATL firmly believes that no member of staff should be subjected to violent behaviour by either students or parents, who should be acting as good role models by supporting staff and helping them create a more positive learning environment for their children."
Teachers at the ATL conference will debate violence and malicious intrusion of teachers' private lives.
Maxine Bradshaw, proposing the motion from ATL's north Wales branch, will say: "We live in a time now where anything goes and young people know all their rights but have no idea of their responsibilities. Parents and teachers seem powerless to discipline children for fear of repercussions or, worse still, prosecution.
"The irony of the situation is such that many teachers who chose this caring profession have been subjected to a distinct lack of care by their employers and law enforcement agencies in terms of protecting their privacy and property."