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ERIC Number: EJ1150354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Free State Educators' Experiences and Recognition of Bullying at Schools
de Wet, Corene
South African Journal of Education, v26 n1 p61-73 2006
In South Africa little research has been conducted into bullying and particularly into South African educators' experiences of school bullying. In an attempt to address this hiatus in the literature on bullying, I report on an investigation into Free State educators' experiences and recognition of school bullying. The research instrument was an adapted version of the Delaware Bullying Questionnaire, altered from a learner to an educator self-reporting questionnaire. The first important result from the research was that Free State educators had frequently witnessed learners being physically and verbally abused by fellow learners. Secondly, it was found that more than half of the respondents had been victims of direct verbal educator-targeted bullying. Thirdly, the results of the study indicated that verbal and physical bullying of learners by their educators was not an uncommon occurrence in some Free State schools. Finally, some recommendations regarding the protection of the rights of educators and learners to work and play in a bully-free milieu are given.
Education Association of South Africa. University of Pretoria, Centre for the Study of Resilience, Level 3, Groenkloof Student Centre, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, George Storrar Road and Lleyds Street, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-5798; Fax: +27-12-420-5511; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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