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Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving ContextsCulture, Organization, and Time$
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Ron Avi Astor and Rami Benbenisthty

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190663049

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190663049.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts
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Ron Avi Astor

Rami Benbenishty

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0001

This introduction chapter presents the historical, personal, and academic background that led to this book that examines a model of school violence in context. The chapter presents the book chapters: a revised model of school violence in evolving contexts; the definition of bullying and school violence; exploring similarities and differences between groups in base rates of victimization and in the structures of victimization types; the multiple ways of exposure to a range of weapons on school grounds, focusing on school-level analysis; sexual victimization and its association with cultural groups; suicide and its relations with bullying both on the individual and school levels; the victimization of teachers by students and of students by their teachers and their interrelationships on a student and school-level; multiple forms of cyberbullying and their relationships with “traditional” bullying; school climate, its definitions, and relationships with victimization and academic achievement over time; policy and intervention implications.

Keywords:   school violence, bullying, school context, weapons, sexual victimization, cyberbullying, suicide, school climate

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