This work presents an integrative review on school climate research. The review focuses on five essential dimensions of school climate: Safety, Relationships, Teaching and Learning, Institutional Environment, and the School Improvement Process.
Ensuring a safe learning environment for every student at school is a major responsibility of educators, school administrators, and policy makers in our society. The objectives of this study are (1) to examine the characteristics of students who fear being victimized by school violence and (2) to examine teacher and school characteristics associated with students’ fear. The study found that low achievers reported a higher level of fear of school violence than high achievers.
This paper deals with how the increasing use of notions such as ‘risk awareness’ and ‘blame’ in relation to school affects the daily work of Swedish teachers. The authors provide examples of how the introduction of the risk society and audit cultures encourages the creation of new strategies for coping. Two of these strategies concern the mediation of ‘safe school’ images and preventions in order to avoid future blame. The authors depict them as strategies of assurance and insurance.