The Nature of School Bullying: A Cross-national Perspective

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Peter K. Smith
Psychology Press, 1999 - Education - 384 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

A Scandinavia
7
Norway
28
Denmark
49
B The UK and Ireland
68
Scotland
91
Ireland
112
The Latin countries
128
Italy
140
The Netherlands
205
Germany
224
Switzerland
250
Poland
264
United States
279
Canada
296
Japan
309
Australia
324

Spain
157
Portugal
174
Central Europe
187
AotearoaNew Zealand
340
The developing world
359
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About the author (1999)

Peter B. Smith was born near Colchester, UK, in 1937. and obtained his PhD from Cambridge University in 1962. After working at Leeds University, he joined the University of Sussex in 1966 and never found a good reason to leave. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology. He has studied cross-cultural aspects of leadership, conformity and informal influence processes, as well as cultural differences in styles of communication. He is the author of eight books and more than 180 other publications. He is former president of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and has served as Editor of the "Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology".

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