Music educator's lived experiences with teacher-directed violence in Newfoundland and Labrador

Lawton, Rosemary C. (2023) Music educator's lived experiences with teacher-directed violence in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Violence directed against educators is becoming a growing phenomenon in K-12 school systems across the globe. While numerous studies on violence against classroom educators exist, after extensive research, I have not discovered any studies that focus on music educators. This present study explores the shared experiences of classroom music educators in Newfoundland and Labrador who have been victims of violence in their classrooms. Through the implementation of a survey with 49 participants and a focus group with four participants, this study analyzes the risk of violence toward music educators, explores the potential causes of violence against music educators, and offers possible solutions that can help mitigate or prevent the risk for future incidents of violence. This study invites policymakers, administrators, and music educators to reevaluate their current practices.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 16156
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-110)
Keywords: education, violence, teacher-directed, Newfoundland and Labrador, victimization, music, music education, music educator, educator, teacher
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: June 2023
Date Type: Submission
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
Library of Congress Subject Heading: School violence--Newfoundland and Labrador; Music teachers--Violence against--Newfoundland and Labrador; Educational surveys--Newfoundland and Labrador

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