Bullying in ages 4-7; Teachers & school environment’s intervention in the Greek context

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Theodotou, E. and Karachaliou, Angela 2012. Bullying in ages 4-7; Teachers & school environment’s intervention in the Greek context. Culture Journal. I (IV), pp. 3-13.
AuthorsTheodotou, E. and Karachaliou, Angela
Abstract

This piece of research is a case study that investigates the intervention of teachers and the school’s environment as far as bullying is concerned. The children that were observed attend a multicultural school in Athens. A review of the current literature in Greece and in the United Kingdom formed the basis for the offered description and analysis of the phenomenon. This paper examines the essential definitions of bullying, victim and bully. Moreover, in this research a range of forms of bullying, reasons for and potential intervention strategies are presented.
Triangulation method was applied. Being more specific, a systematic observation of sixty three children from four to seven years old; an interview that contained twelve open-ended questions, divided in three categories, namely knowledge, intervention and teaching methods; and finally reasons that may justify any form of bullying. Six teachers who work in the same school that children attend were interviewed, in order to enlighten the findings of the observation.
This research was brought to a conclusive end with a proposal for school bullying intervention strategies. Nevertheless, these results offer a wide range of intervention strategies in order to protect children from acting as bullies and become victims.

KeywordsBullying; school settings; early years education; early childhood education
JournalCulture Journal
Journal citationI (IV), pp. 3-13
ISSN2241-1720
Year2012
PublisherCulture journal
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-NC-ND
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PrintSep 2012
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Deposited07 Apr 2016
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