Peculiarities of adolescents’ attitude towards their classmates excluded from the class

Violeta Ivanauskienė, Jurga Jurkevičiūtė


The legal documents (The Lithuania Republic education law, 2003; Children’s rights’ convention, 1989) provide for the main principles and values, which should be followed in the education institutions. Strategic rules of education regulate every pupil’s right to get qualitative development. However, not always in education institutions prevail social-psychological atmosphere which gives possibility to develop needful skills for life: social competence, communication skills, to gain necessary knowledge. Secondary schools not always succeed in assuring the main human rights to dignity, persons’ protection and inviolability because almost in all classes there are pupils which are excluded of the class. Exclusion comes out in mocking and different forms of finding fault with some pupils: teasing, nicknaming, verbal aggression, slander spreading, nasty notes about person, disregarding.
The goal of this article is to reveal peculiarities of teenager’s who learn in the secondary schools attitude towards excluded classmates discussing about learning evaluation of excluded pupils, knowing about their abilities, out-of-class activities, seeking to define their communication forms in insulting situations.
In the research there took part 112 pupils of three Kaunas secondary schools.
Revealed peculiarities of attitude of teenagers who learn in secondary schools towards excluded pupils of the class lets to make precondition that environment in which excluded pupils spend the biggest part of the day is not safe to them.


exclusion; teenagers; attitude; molestation; nicknaming; slander spreading; insulting

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