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ERIC Number: EJ811032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Exploring Bullying: An Early Childhood Perspective from Mainland China
Arndt, Janet S.; Luo, Nili
Childhood Education, v84 n6 p340 Aug 2008
This article explores bullying in mainland China. The authors conducted a study to determine the existence of a problem with bullying in younger Chinese children. Samples included 40 randomly selected, early childhood educators serving children ages 2 through 6, located in 10 different urban school settings along the Yangzi River. The authors interviewed teachers to find out how they handled situations of bullying and how they designed their program to help change inappropriate bullying behavior. Results indicated that young children in China are intentionally taught how to be good citizens and get along with others. The structure of the school organization and daily activities contributes to the formation of children's behavior. Teachers' close supervision and direct instruction focus children on making the right choice for the good of society. Rarely, then, do instances of bullying occur. In addition, children are highly trained to respect their teacher and to do what the teacher says. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China