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ERIC Number: EJ985907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Being Mean: Children's Gendered Perceptions of Peer Teasing
Bosacki, Sandra; Harwood, Debra; Sumaway, Corina
Journal of Moral Education, v41 n4 p473-489 2012
Recent research suggests that social cognition may play a role in the connections among gendered experiences of teasing within the grade school classroom. Within the framework of social-cognitive developmental theory, this qualitative research study investigates how gender may influence young children's experiences and perception of teasing within the context of peer relationships. The present study explored the role gender plays in 89 Canadian children's (4-9 years of age, 39 girls, 50 boys) perceptions of peer teasing through participants' drawings and accompanying narratives. Results indicate that gender may help shape girls' and boys' perceptions of peer teasing in the classroom and suggest the need for educators to build a school culture of kindness, peace, and compassion to enhance children's social-emotional lives. (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: Canada