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ERIC Number: EJ811404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Researching Bullying with Students: A Lens on Everyday Life in an "Innovative School"
Thomson, Pat; Gunter, Helen
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v12 n2 p185-200 Mar 2008
Bullying is a serious problem in schools. This paper reports on a project in which the authors worked with a group of secondary students in an innovative school in the north of England to research issues of bullying and safety. The student researchers used photographs to stimulate conversations with focus groups of their peers. The data showed that while there was little serious bullying in the school, there was an everyday practice of name-calling, isolation, and physical hassling associated with the formation and maintenance of a hierarchy of sub-cultural groupings in the school. The students' research not only challenges the notion of bullying as necessarily involving a perpetrator and victim, but also offers a lens through which to examine the imbrication of educational differentiation via setting, testing and choice with youth identification practices. It is suggested that this project also has implications for the ways in which one understands and works for inclusion. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)