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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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Future Theory, Research, and Policy

Future Theory, Research, and Policy

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(p.209) Chapter 11 Future Theory, Research, and Policy
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Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts
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Ron Avi Astor

Rami Benbenishty

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190663049.003.0011

This chapter focuses on issues of theory, research, and policy that should be considered in the future, especially issues germane to the theoretical model of school violence in evolving contexts. The chapter elaborates on the importance of including the temporal-historical context in future study and the methodological and conceptual implications of the recent revolution in data infrastructure, including the need to build collaborations with other “big data” organizations. The chapter outlines the need to develop conceptual and methodological tools of analysis with “the school at the center,” including school profiles as analytic tools and identifying classes of schools sharing similar profiles, and calls for studying how schools are nested in multiple ecological contexts, including the hierarchical educational structures of districts, counties, states, nations, and the global context, including the role of technology and media. Finally, the chapter discusses the need to study the impact of the school on its context.

Keywords:   context, theory, research, policy, technology, big data, school profile

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