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1st Edition

Beyond Bullying
Researching student perspectives

ISBN 9781138637443
Published January 9, 2017 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

Beyond Bullying offers guidance and advice on conducting practitioner research into bullying and provides resources to assist practitioners and researchers in doing so. It draws on a case study of almost 1,000 secondary school students over a period of 5 academic years to explore student perception of traditional bullying and cyber bullying, and how recommended approaches to bullying research can be applied to practice.

The book provides an overview of bullying and cyber bullying literature, considering recent research in the field, how this was conducted, and what the findings were. In addition, the case study illustrates how a positive anti-bullying school ethos can be established through practitioner research.

Each chapter will impart both practical and academic knowledge enabling the reader to:

- conduct bullying research with secondary school students

- complete research activities with bullies and victims

- help students to raise awareness of bullying in school

- inform school staff of problems occurring at class level.

Beyond Bullying discusses how bullying research can be used to construct a model of bullying behaviour in the school environment and establishes suitable approaches to bullying intervention. The book will appeal to practitioner researchers in the area of school bullying, as well as practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, sociology and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction: School Bullying as a Global Issue  Part 1: Bullying Research in the United Kingdom  Introducing Research of Bullying Behaviour.  Understanding Models and Theories of Bullying.  Managing Bullying in Education Settings.  Addressing Bullying in Secondary Education.  Investigating Bullying in Secondary Schools  Part 2: School Bullying in the United Kingdom  Introducing Case Study Setting.  Conducting Mixed Methods Research.  Analysing Quantitative Evidence.  Analysing Qualitative Information.  Evaluating Case Study Outcomes  Part 3: Enabling School Practitioner Research  Practitioner Research Guide.  School Bullying Resources.  School Bullying Survey.  School Bullying Tutorial.  Group Work Sessions.  Conclusion: School Bullying as a Global Issue.

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Simone Paul gained her PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. For the past ten years she has worked as a guidance practitioner with young people in education settings within the London Boroughs of Camden, Hammersmith and Westminster.