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ERIC Number: EJ885237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Coping with Bullying in Australian Schools: How Children with Disabilities Experience Support from Friends, Parents and Teachers
Bourke, Susannah; Burgman, Imelda
Disability & Society, v25 n3 p359-371 May 2010
Little research has been published investigating the experiences of physical and emotional support for children with disabilities in the Australian school context. The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore how children with disabilities experienced support when they were bullied at school. Qualitative interviews with 10 children, aged 8-10 years, were analysed. The children had a range of disabilities, including physical, visual and hearing impairments. The four themes that emerged were: (1) bullying experiences; (2) coping with bullying; (3) importance of friends; (4) adult responses to bullying. The implications of the contributions to this study for bullying research specific to the lives of children with disabilities are discussed, such as providing educational and health professionals with a knowledge of the support that children with disabilities draw on when they experience bullying. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia