ERIC Number: EJ797262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 55
A Feminist Reframing of Bullying and Harassment: Transforming Schools through Critical Pedagogy
Meyer, Elizabeth J.
McGill Journal of Education, v43 n1 p33-48 2008
This article aims to reformulate existing understandings of bullying behaviors in secondary schools, by applying a critical feminist lens to patterns of verbal and psychological harassment among students. Through this understanding, educators may better understand the causes of (hetero)sexist, transphobic, and homophobic behaviors. With a more complex awareness of these power relations, teachers, teacher educators, and educational leadership scholars will be offered critical approaches to help them transform the oppressive cultures of schools.
Descriptors: Feminism, Critical Theory, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Student Behavior, Secondary School Students, Psychological Patterns, Verbal Communication, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Power Structure, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A