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ERIC Number: EJ1150051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Educators' Perceptions on Bullying Prevention Strategies
de Wet, Corene
South African Journal of Education, v27 n2 p191-208 2017
I report on an investigation into a group of Free State educators' recognition of bullying, their reactions to incidences of bullying, and their perceptions of the effectiveness of a number of bullying prevention strategies. The research instrument was a synthesis of the Delaware Research Questionnaire and questions based on findings from previous research on bullying in the Free State. The first important result was that Free State educators had frequently witnessed learners being physically and verbally abused by fellow learners. The second was that more than 80% of the respondents were willing to intervene in such cases. Thirdly, the results indicated that the respondents saw parental involvement as critical in preventing bullying. Finally, some comments and recommendations are made regarding the role of parents, educators, the police, and learners in the prevention of bullying.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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