School violence in Michoacán and Nuevo León, a situated diagnosis for promoting safe schools in basic-level education Violencia escolar en Michoacán y Nuevo León, un diagnóstico situado para promover escuelas seguras en educación básica Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2018, Revista Electrónica de Investigación Educativa. The complexity of the phenomenon of violence in schools calls for programs oriented toward a comprehensive improvement of the living environment. This study presents an exploratory diagnosis of coexistence in ten schools in two states of the Mexican Republic: Michoacán and Nuevo León. A quantitative analysis of a diagnostic questionnaire on violence administered to 1,950 students is combined with a qualitative analysis of 50 in-depth interviews with students, teachers, and school directors. The results make it possible to understand the phenomenon in a situated manner, recognize invisible forms of violence, and inform models for future intervention based on a more participatory approach.

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  • January 1, 2018