Violences in schools: concise version
Rua, Maria das Graças
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This publication consists in the summary of the book “Violences in Schools”, launched by the Representation in Brazil of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since it came out, the book has become a point of reference in the debate on the fight against school violence. One of the reasons for that is the singularity of this work in regard to the extension of the mapping and the analysis of the phenomenon -the book contains results obtained in 13 units of the federation and in the Federal District, something that had never been done before in the country. On the other hand, “Violences in Schools” has become a landmark for UNESCO's action in Brazil, since it attracted attention from researches, scholars and policy-makers in the public sphere to a problem that, when present in schools, impairs their functioning and prevents them from performing their institutional function of educating children and young people.