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Galimos pedagogų diskriminacijos apraiškos bendrojo lavinimo mokykloje
Possible Signs of Discrimination against Teachers of Comprehensive Schools

Author(s): Valdonė Indrašienė, Odeta Merfeldaitė
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Mykolas Romeris University
Keywords: discrimination; signs of discrimination; teacher

Summary/Abstract: Recently society is more and more concerned about various signs of discrimination. Discrimination means any restriction or exclusion of human rights preventing from involvement in favourite work activity, career building, study opportunities, acquisition of various goods and integration in the society. During the research, 1062 teachers from 287 schools were interviewed. The Article seeks to disclose possible trends of discrimination against the teachers of comprehensive schools. According to the research, the majority of teachers (78.1 percent) feel safe in school. Teachers who know what to expect from their employers in terms of work conditions or concessions feel safer, as well as specialists providing assistance, school heads, primary school and gymnasium teachers, persons without health problems and men. Teachers do not face discrimination on the grounds of race, age, nationality, social status, convictions, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, disability, belief, language, marital and family status, belonging to parties and public organisations. Pursuant to the research results, the absolute majority of respondents can speak openly on all subjects. Subjects least discussed by teachers include: sexual orientation, ethnic origin, convictions, social status and health. According to the majority of teachers they face discrimination when seeking higher qualification category during the attestation, better working conditions or when defending own social and economic interests. Women and persons not involved in political parties are more subject to discrimination regarding work conditions.

  • Issue Year: 11/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 177-186
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Lithuanian