Nepotism at Schools in Armenia: A Cultural Perspective
22 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 12, 2014
This paper discusses the issue of favorable treatment of fellow teachers’ children at Armenian schools. It demonstrates that this behavior is a part of schools’ institutional culture, and is being accepted as a normative behavior. The paper attempts to interpret this situation by using dominant value orientation in Armenian society, explaining why the majority of participants conform to unwritten rules of loyalty towards colleagues and criticize a few who attempt to break the cycle of institutional corruption.
Keywords: Corruption in education, nepotism, culture, colleague’s child, institutional corruption
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