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- Publisher: Australian Council Educational Research (ACER)
- Format: Paperback | 250 pages
- Dimensions: 173mm x 244mm x 20mm | 431g
- Publication date: 1 May 2012
- Publication City/Country: Camberwell
- ISBN 10: 1742860265
- ISBN 13: 9781742860268
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 1,426,670
Bullying of Staff in Schools aims to assist school employees to understand the phenomenon of staff bullying, its existence, the forms it takes, and its impact on staff and their schools. This book does not aim to convert school employees into psychologists or counsellors but rather to ensure they are better informed about staff bullying. Data from research studies involving over 2500 participants identifies bullies and targets, examines the phenomenon across 10 demographic classifications, details the human and economic costs, and provides helpful advice and recommendations to school employees and school leaders. The intention of this book is to reposition the debate on staff bullying in schools from the periphery to the centre of a growing national and international concern about workplace bullying; to eliminate it from schools; and to provide a resource to which employees may turn daily in their efforts to meet and negate the negative impact of staff bullying.
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Dr Dan Riley is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New England. He is a fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders with extensive experience in government and Catholic schools. He has published over 10 books and 20 articles. His research focus is the phenomenon of workplace bullying in Australian schools. Adjunct Professor Deirdre J Duncan is a member often Australian Catholic University. She has extensive experience in senior leadership positions in education and has published widely in the areas of leadership, school law, organisational change and school culture. Her most recent research has been on staff bullying in schools. Mr John Edwards is a statistical analyst with over 20 years experience teaching in secondary schools and has lectured in research methodology at university. In 2005 and 2007 he was part of a research team with Duncan and Riley investigating adult bullying in Australian schools.