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Rigby, Ken – Educational Psychology Review, 2012
Currently the main approach in responding to bullying in schools is to focus on undesired behaviours and to apply sanctions. This approach is often ineffective as well as failing to address the needs of children as persons as distinct from the behaviour they produce. A proposed alternative approach is to inquire into the motivation of children who…
Descriptors: Sanctions, Bullying, Criticism, Educational Practices
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Carrera, Maria Victoria; DePalma, Renee; Lameiras, Maria – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
The phenomenon of bullying has received a great deal of international attention in the last few decades. In this article, we provide a critical review of some of the major contributions from the field of educational research. We first provide an overall description of the classic concept of bullying, including certain characteristics of bullies…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bullying, Gender Differences, Educational Environment
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Vlachou, Maria; Andreou, Eleni; Botsoglou, Kafenia; Didaskalou, Eleni – Educational Psychology Review, 2011
Bullying in schools has been identified as a serious and complex worldwide problem associated with negative short- and long-term effects on children's psychosocial adjustment (Smith 1999; Ttofi and Farrington, "Aggressive Behav" 34(4):352-368, 2008). Entering kindergarten is a crucial developmental step in many children's lives mainly because it…
Descriptors: Evidence, Bullying, Preschool Children, Age Differences