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ERIC Number: EJ1101607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-0246
Stigma Is the Origin of Bullying
Huggins, Mike
Journal of Catholic Education, v19 n3 Article 9 May 2016
Bullying in schools has escalated far beyond childhood teasing. In recent years, torture, murder, and suicide have been associated with bullying (van der Kolk, Weisaeth, & McFarlane, 2007). While bullying is unacceptable behavior in any school, it is particularly problematic in Catholic schools, which must embody Gospel values. Catholic education rests upon essential foundations, three of which include a Christian understanding of what constitutes humanity, finds expression in community formed through communion and essential relationship, and is itself exemplified and sustained by a Gospel witness (Miller, 2006). This article draws from national news stories about court cases related to bullying in Catholic schools. It explores the notion of bullying as a result of stigmatization and uses the extended example of diabetes as a cause for stigma. It concludes with recommendations for Catholic school leaders to address bullying in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Illinois; Louisiana
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