ENGL 112 Lecture Notes - P16, Socalled

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Bullying at School: A Canadian Perspective (scholarly article)
(shortfall: written before cyberbulling was a major issue)
Be careful of the hysteria of bullying.
First sentence: “terrorize others” strong word choice pushes an interpretation
towards the readers.
Authors outlining reason for writing the paper: to address a knowledge deficit/
gap. Defining the term, bullying.
“childhood aggression” – suggests that bullying only has something to do with
children.
“ongoing” – something that has to happen repeatedly and over time
Olweus: invoked their first source (landmark source)
Bullying can be direct: physical AND
Indirect: threat, intimidation, gossip, exclusion.
Interesting to note: cyberbullying is exclusion and gossip. “Girl” bullying lead to
cyberbulling
Authors look at European studies done
-“more than once of twice a term”
Trend shows that bullies can have more than one victim.
Type of Evidence: Self-report questionnaires Quantitative methodology
-notice age range
-Norwegian survey:
-British survey: 8-15 age
-gap in the knowledge
Children, teachers, and parents have different perspectives on the problem of
bullying, so the authors try to bring the different perspectives into context with
each other.
If there is a coherent policy within the school, bullying level seem to drop and
when the teachers don’t agree with each other, bullying levels are higher.
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-authors make certain connections
Draw a link between violence in Toronto communities to schools.
Drawing a parallel: violence in streets in Toronto has something to do with
bullying What they hint, but authors do not develop this idea
heavily immigrant” underline how bullying and race interact with each other.
difficult to gage what they are saying
Toronto: 4-14, why do they look at younger children? To what extent can you
take the word of a 4, 5 year old? They also, go into classrooms with special
needs children
-made sure children understood the definition of bullying
-looking at three different perspectives
-interested in racial aspect of bullying
Survey Questions: what are the normal survey questions? give more information?
-grade 3: 9 years old. numbers? survey said ages 4-14
-yet they said survey is not suitable for children under age 8, 9
Should expand on why 40% of staff decided not to respond
how many were teachers? caretakers? lunchtime supervisors?
Why did 62% of parents not respond Should be worth talking about and
expanded on.
- “at least once or twice” seems to violate the definition they stated out
- the other surveys look for “more than once or twice a term” problem not
addressed
- overextension of the definition of bullying
- authors abusively extending the definition of bullying problematic
- how reliable is the data?
-clear discrepancy between adult and children perspective: parents don’t see
bullying
-closer correlation with “Great Britain and Canada” than between “Norway and
Canada”
-Britain and Canada: more multiculturalism
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Bullying at school: a canadian perspective (scholarly article) (shortfall: written before cyberbulling was a major issue) First sentence: terrorize others strong word choice pushes an interpretation towards the readers. Authors outlining reason for writing the paper: to address a knowledge deficit/ gap. Childhood aggression suggests that bullying only has something to do with children. Ongoing something that has to happen repeatedly and over time. Interesting to note: cyberbullying is exclusion and gossip. Trend shows that bullies can have more than one victim. Type of evidence: self-report questionnaires quantitative methodology. Children, teachers, and parents have different perspectives on the problem of bullying, so the authors try to bring the different perspectives into context with each other. If there is a coherent policy within the school, bullying level seem to drop and when the teachers don"t agree with each other, bullying levels are higher. Draw a link between violence in toronto communities to schools.

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