Blackboard bullies: workplace bullying in primary schools
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|Title:||Blackboard bullies: workplace bullying in primary schools||Authors:||Fahie, Declan||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6415||Date:||Dec-2014||Abstract:||This paper offers a comprehensive examination of the 'lived experience' of workplace bullying in primary schools in Ireland. Underpinned by the qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with a class teacher, a chairperson of a Board of Management and a school principal – all of whom who believe themselves to have been targets of workplace bullying in their schools – the paper presents their personal narratives as representative inductive exemplars. Each of these case studies highlight the far-reaching impact of negative workplace interaction for both individuals and the wider school community and, in so doing, provide a voice for a hithertofore silent minority. Through a Foucauldian analysis of the complex exercise of power which is at the heart of all bullying relationships, this study reveals the key role of management and organisational cultures to both the experience and incidence of adult bullying in primary schools, as well as the critical importance of leadership in framing the nature of professional relationships in school organisations.||Funding Details:||Irish Research Council||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor and Francis||Copyright (published version):||2014 Educational Studies Association of Ireland||Keywords:||Workplace bullying;School leadership;Organisational cultures;Foucault;Power||DOI:||10.1080/03323315.2014.983679||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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