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ERIC Number: EJ842851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Bullying Widespread: A Critical Analysis of Research and Public Discourse on Bullying
Walton, Gerald
Journal of School Violence, v4 n1 p91-118 2005
The issue of bullying features prominently in educational administration, academic research, journalism, and public discourse. In this paper, I present a critical examination of research on bullying by addressing dominant themes and preoccupations in the literature. I argue that the proliferation of policies and programs purported to reduce bullying in schools are anchored by what appears to be a common, but problematic, understanding of the notion of bullying. Such policies and programs are utilitarian but misguided. Here, I problematize the very notion of bullying and contextualize it within broader frameworks of educational administration and social oppression. By contrast, I highlight educational theorists who conceptualize school violence in social and political terms rather than psychological, behavioral, and individualistic ones. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada