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ERIC Number: EJ989437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
The Rise and Fall of a Social Problem: Critical Reflections on Educational Policy and Research Issues
Franberg, Gun-Marie; Wrethander, Marie
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v10 n2 p345-362 Oct 2012
This article examines a growing and distressing social phenomenon, namely, bullying, the historical development, social dimensions, and political impact of which are taken into account and subjected to reflection and critical consideration. It describes both the progress of and problems with the concept of bullying. It also reflects on the research that has been done within the context of a specific research paradigm. The article ends by noting that the phenomenon still exists while the concept itself is no longer applied in Swedish laws or national curricula.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden