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Sharp Contrasts at the Boundaries: School Violence and Educational Outcomes Internationally

Leslie Rutkowski, David Rutkowski and Laura Engel
Comparative Education Review
Vol. 57, No. 2 (May 2013), pp. 232-259
DOI: 10.1086/669120
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/669120
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Sharp Contrasts at the Boundaries: School Violence and Educational
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Abstract

We examine the impact of school violence on immigrant populations internationally. To do so we apply three-level models to 2007 TIMSS data to investigate the extent to which immigrant students are affected by school violence, and whether school- and educational-system levels of immigration and violence are related to achievement. We find that, despite some variability across education systems around the world, a persistent pattern emerged: immigrant students are differentially affected by violence. School climate is associated with immigrants’ outcomes in most educational systems. We discuss policy-relevant implications for academic achievement in an increasingly globalized world.

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