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Patton, Desmond Upton; Hong, Jun Sung; Williams, Abigail B.; Allen-Meares, Paula – Educational Psychology Review, 2013
School bullying and peer victimization are social problems that affect African American youth across various environmental contexts. Regrettably, many of the empirical research on bullying and peer victimization among African American youth has examined individual and direct level influences in silos rather than a constellation of factors…
Descriptors: Violence, Youth, Bullying, Systems Analysis
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Hong, Jun Sung; Garbarino, James – Educational Psychology Review, 2012
Homophobic bullying is a serious concern for students, parents, teachers, and school officials. This article reviews evidence on the status of this problem and how it may be addressed in a multilevel and multidisciplinary manner growing out of a social-ecological perspective on homophobic bullying as a social phenomenon. The ecological framework…
Descriptors: Evidence, Bullying, Ecology, Homosexuality
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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