School bullying is receiving increasing attention as a phenomenon which is present in all schools. Despite previous books on the topic, bullying continues to thrive, becoming more sophisticated and poses serious problems for school populations in both primary and post-primary sectors. This book is the first definitive review of bullying in Irish education written by researchers and practitioners working in the field. The appeal of this book is twofold. Firstly, it explores bullying from different perspectives within education namely, pupils, teachers and principals. Secondly, it is research based, but the concerns, shortcomings and challenges which bullying presents in the educational environment are explored and realistic strategies and support strategies are proposed. Given the keen interest in bullying internationally this book provides a comparative text on the latest research and practice of bullying in Irish education.
Mona O'Moore is Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin and Adjunct Professor at Dublin City University. She is also the Founding Director of the Anti-Bullying Centre at Trinity College and Dublin City University. Paul Stevens has worked in a variety of roles in the education sector and his most recent research focuses on workplace bullying in over 700 primary schools.
CONTENTS PART 1. PEER BULLYING IN IRISH EDUCATION The Prevalence of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying in Irish Schools by Mona O'Moore Bullying in Schools in Northern Ireland by Conor McGuckin Homophobic Bullying in Schools in Ireland by Stephen James Minton The Challenges of Non-Reporting of Bullying by Elaine O'Dowd Third-Level Students' Experiences of Bullying in Ireland by Lian McGuire PART 2. PEER BULLYING IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL SETTINGS Bullying Behaviours Among Out-of-School Children by Claire Healy Bullying of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Educational Settings by Linda McGrath, Jackie Black and Claire Sutton PART 3. ADULT BULLYING IN EDUCATION Workplace Bullying and Primary School Teachers: The Role of Managerial Discourses by Declan Fahie The Bullying of Primary School Principals in Ireland by Paul Stevens Teacher-on-Teacher Workplace Bullying in the Irish Post-Primary Sector by Genevieve Murray Teacher Aggression: An Attempt at Dialogue by Monica Monahan PART 4. PROMISING STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION ABC Whole-School Community Approach to Bullying Prevention by Mona O'Moore Action Against Cyber-Bullying (AAC): A Programme for Understanding and Effectively Addressing School-Related Cyber-Bullying by Keith Sullivan Bullying: Tools for Teachers by Mary Kent and Seán Fallon A Promising Strategy to Prevent Bullying Behaviour by Orla Murray Mindfulness and Pre-School Children by Madeleine Young Promoting Positive Behaviour with Edward de Bono's 'Six Thinking Hats Method' by Mary Kent PART 5. BULLYING AND THE LAW School Bullying and Some Law by Murray Smith