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School Violence in South Korea: An Overview of School Violence and Intervention Eff orts

BySeung-yeon Lee and Insoo Oh

This chapter fi rst summarizes important research fi ndings on school violence in South Korea by using Bronfenbrenner’s (1994) ecological model. Next, the chapter provides an overview of comprehensive intervention eff orts initiated by the Korean government. In addition, the chapter introduces several representative school violence prevention and intervention programs in Korea by highlighting specifi c characteristics of each program. Finally, discussion follows regarding implications for further program development, successful school practice, and eff ective school policy in Korea.