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Title: Perceptions of school bullying and racist bullying in a Northern city
Author: Qureshi, Sairah Sajjad
ISNI:       0000 0004 2721 7082
Awarding Body: Northumbria University
Current Institution: Northumbria University
Date of Award: 2011
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School bullying and racism are one of the most contentious social issues that society faces (Ma et al., 2001). Bullying has been recognized in academic research as a major social problem that affects the lives not only of young people but families, peers and often communities (Olweus, 1993). Similarly, racism is a major social problem across England and Wales and beyond (Richardson, 2008). Yet accurately measuring the extent and prevalence of school bullying and racism remains problematic. Not least because of differing levels of understanding, but also reporting and recording. The Department for Schools and Education, (now Department for Education, DfE 2010) first introduced an anti-bullying resource pack „Don‟t suffer in silence‟ for schools in September 1994 with the intention of improving the programmes for combating school bullying. This was followed in 1999 by a legal requirement for schools to have some form of anti-bullying policy and race equality policy. The Department for Education‟s latest research publication (Green et al., 2010), suggests that a range of approaches are required in order to identify and deal with bullying in different situations and contexts. The research also indicates that identifying victims proves difficult due to young people‟s perceived differences in socio-economic backgrounds and different cultures (Green et al., 2010: 89). With the latest Equality Act 2010, which came into full force in April 2011 in England and Scotland and spring/summer 2011 for Wales, this will replace all previous existing equality legislation such as the Race Relations Act (2000), Disability Discrimination Act (2005) and Sex Discrimination Act (1995) (DfE 2010) and will provide a single legislation consolidating and covering all forms of discrimination that is unlawful, in order to provide a simple law for schools to follow
Supervisor: Francis, Peter Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: L900 Others in Social studies ; X900 Others in Education