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ERIC Number: ED560454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 135
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-9965-7
Perceptions of Elementary School Teachers, Counselors, and Principals about Bullying at Two School Sites in Utah and Mexico
Villar, Bernardo
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University
Bullying is a serious issue that exists not only in the United States but in other countries as well. There are significant, often devastating implications for both the bully and the victim. Bullying is a social issue that needs to be researched and addressed. This research focused on the perspectives of teachers, principals, and counselors related to bullying in two elementary schools in Utah and Mexico. Through semi-structured interviews with open-ended questions and using archival records, this qualitative study explored different perspectives on bullying found in two schools exhibiting approximately the same student and teacher demographics. Interviews with teachers from each grade level, counselors and principals allowed for comparison of differences and similarities between both locations. Consistent themes developed throughout the study regarding the issue of bullying and how it was addressed differently in each country. Many of these differences stemmed from the contrast in training that was given for teachers, the role of the principal and support for educators practicing the strategies they were taught. There were also differences in the understanding of the law and policies surrounding bullying. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Utah