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Luleå University of Technology, Department of Arts, Communication and Education, Education, Language, and Teaching.
2003 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this doctoral thesis is to describe, analyse and interpret what is expressed in the comprehensive school’s texts against peer bullying. Express in this study means how international conventions, laws and school documents, research in the field and organisations against peer bullying, influence the content of the school texts against peer bullying. Texts consisting of plans, program methods and models against bullying from the school boards in the municipalities of the county of Norrbotten and one school district’s and a local school’s text in every municipality are objects for the analysis. The concept of bullying is discussed and the nature of measure program and how researchers construct these is shown. The analysis and the interpretation are based on a hermeneutic approach. Theories of attribution and coping are discussed in order to explain and understand the nature and the underlying mechanisms within the victim, the perpetrator and the school system that enable bullying to occur and continue. In some municipalities, contrary to legislation, texts about bullying are missing. Deficiencies in authority control are noted. Some texts have clear connections to overall ruling documents and research in the topic and a few of them could be useful tools in the school’s preventive and proceeding mission against bullying. Just in some texts the possibility to use the organisations in society, which struggle against peer bullying, is mentioned. The texts have an instrumental and individualistic view of bullying and consist in many cases of more or less brief manuals. In order to make the school’s preventive and measure task against peer bullying more efficient development of the school staff competencies and skills is needed in the fields of psychology, sociology and special education.

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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2003. , 315 p.
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544 ; 2003:25
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17967Local ID: 619c77c0-6d7f-11db-83c6-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:990973
Godkänd; 2003; 20061106 (haneit)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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