1st Edition

The Nature of School Bullying A Cross-National Perspective

    The Nature of School Bullying provides a unique world-wide perspective on how different countries have conceptualized the issue of school bullying, what information has been gathered, and what interventions have been carried out. Written and compiled by well known experts in the field, it provides a concise summary of the current state of knowledge of school bullying in nineteen different countries, including:
    * demographic details
    * definitions of bullying
    * the nature and types of school bullying
    * descriptive statistics about bullying
    * initiatives and interventions.
    The Nature of School Bullying provides an authoritative resource for anyone interested in ways in which this problem is being tackled on a global scale. It will be invaluable for teachers, educational policy makers, researchers, and all those concerned with understanding school bullying and finding ways of dealing with it.

    Introduction; I: Europe; 1: Sweden; 2: Norway; 3: Denmark; 4: Finland; 5: England and Wales; 6: Scotland; 7: Ireland; 8: France; 9: Italy; 10: Spain; 11: Portugal; 12: Belgium; 13: The Netherlands; 14: Germany; 15: Switzerland; 16: Poland; II: North America; 17: United States; 18: Canada; III: Pacific Rim; 19: Japan; 20: Australia; 21: Aotearoa/New Zealand; IV: The developing world; 22: The developing world


    Richard Catalano, Josine Juner-Tas, Yohji Morita, Dan Olweus, Philip Slee, Peter K. Smith

    'I do think it is an extremely well-written and edited book that is a useful resource to add to the growing literature on bullying. The topic is of particular relevance to EPs and if you have not read anything so far on school bullying, I recommend that you start with this book.' - Lisa Stanley, Kingston Upon Hull

    'An invaluable resource for researchers, educators, and others interested in bullying - a must-have text for anyone who desires to understand and end this worldwide source of childhood distress.' - Renae Duncan, Murray State University, APA Review of Books