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Intervention strategies used by educators to reduce bullying behaviour in high schools in Kwadlangezwa

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dc.contributor.advisor Govender, S.
dc.contributor.author Nyawo, Sinenhlanhla Sihlobile
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-05T07:06:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-05T07:06:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1449
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Education in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Needs at the University Of Zululand, South Africa, 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract The present study examines the intervention strategies used by educators to reduce bullying behaviour in high schools in KwaDlangezwa. The objectives of the study include the following: • To determine educators’ intervention strategies to reduce bullying behaviour in high schools in KwaDlangezwa. • To determine educators’ perceptions concerning bullying behaviour in high schools in KwaDlangezwa • To determine learners’ perceptions of educators’ intervention strategies to reduce bullying behaviour in high schools in KwaDlangezwa. The study involved both quantitative and qualitative approach (mixed method approach). Data was collected using purposive sampling in selecting educators and learners. The study contained seventeen educators and twenty learners. To collect data, semi-structured interview schedule were formulated. Interview questions of both educators and learners consisted of open-ended and closed-ended questions. A descriptive and exploratory design was used in this research. Qualitative data analysis was utilised and quantitative frequency distribution. The findings of the study indicated that educators are doing enough to minimise bullying behaviour in schools and different strategies are being utilised to reduce the issue. Some of the positive strategies used include the following: reporting procedures, discipline, advocacy and supervision of learners. However, obstacles have been reported in the process of intervening such as gender related problem, un-reported bullying behaviour and outside school bullying. Ideal strategies which could be used in future to improve the interventions of educators in the issue of bullying behaviour suggested by learners include role playing, segregation of learners and strict security. The study concluded with suggestions on the avenue for further research and recommendations with regards to bullies and victim assistance when bullying behaviour occurs. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject bullying behaviour --intervention strategies --schools --educators en_US
dc.title Intervention strategies used by educators to reduce bullying behaviour in high schools in Kwadlangezwa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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