Nepotism at schools in Armenia: a cultural perspective

Avetisyan, Meri; Khachatryan, Varsenik
Imprint: Cambridge (Mass.), Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, 2014
Collation: 22 p.
Series: Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, 051

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.

Primary education, Secondary education
Corruption, Favoritism, Economic and social development, Educational management, School administration, Teachers, Teacher behaviour