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Preventive Program of Tolerance Against Violence at Schools in Slovakia

ByEva Gajdošova, Zita Rijakova

The Tolerance Against Violence at Schools in Slovakia is an eff ective primary prevention program. The program helps to develop social-emotional competence and proper attitudes toward social, physical, and ethnic diversities and the facilitation of positive interpersonal interactions with schoolmates. The implementation of the program in schools is recommended within the subject of ethic education, or in complete blocks after the lessons, with a selected group of pupils. After being part of the program, pupils stressed that they were more tolerant, comfortable, more open in their actions, and they that were better able to cope with interpersonal relations. Their subjective feelings agreed with the results of objective psychodiagnostic tests measuring the development of tolerant attitudes to social, ethnic, and physical diff erences.