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Bullies and Victims in Schools

By (author) Valerie E. Besag
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Jun 1989
Dimensions: w 136mm h 220mm
Weight: 310g
ISBN-10: 0335095429
ISBN-13: 9780335095421
Barcode No: 9780335095421
Synopsis
Bullying is a covert problem, buried in the subculture of a school. Even the most violent and consistent bullying can remain undetected, and its effect upon the victim can be pervasive and long-term. But what kind of child becomes a bully or a victim, and why? What family and social context produce them? How important are the factors of race and gender in the bullying cycle? Valerie Besag provides a guide to understanding bullying, a teachers' handbook for dealing with it, and an analysis of how schools can produce an environment which protects against bullying, but which can respond effectively in a crisis. She emphasizes the necessity for close home-school co-operation in preventing bullying.

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