ABSTRACT

The issue of peer violence in the school environment has caught the attention of scholars and policy makers in Slovenia only over the past two decades. In addition, not only is the sensitive issue of interethnic peer violence in schools an under-researched topic, it is presented as if it were a non-issue; almost as if the phenomenon itself does not exist. While several studies have focused on peer violence in schools (Dekleva 1996; Pušnik 1999; Pušnik 2004; Krek et al. 2007; Mugnaioni Lešnik et al. 2008; Pavlovic´ et al. 2008), none have focused their attention on the intersection between ethnicity and violence. Therefore, very little is known about this issue.