Volume 2: Issue 9 TIMSS SA Newsletter – School Climate
School climate refers to the character and quality of social interactions which take place in schools and to the intangible elements of the school environment. School climate involves multiple dimensions (such as bullying, violence, leadership, belonging) within schools, and involves learners and teachers, as well as parents. The learning environment and learner achievement scores can be significantly impacted by school climate, resulting in this being a key area of concern within education. In this issue of the TIMSS SA newsletter, we focus on school climate within South Africa.