It’s just teasing": Responding to conflict in remote Australian schools

Guenther, John, Disbray, Samantha, and Osborne, Sam (2018) It’s just teasing": Responding to conflict in remote Australian schools. In: Slee, Phillip T., Skrzypiec, Grace, and Cefai, Carmel, (eds.) Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and Violence Prevention in Schools. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 118-128.

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Schools classified as very remote – and where either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students make up most of the school population – face several challenges. The Remote Education Systems project brief was focused on schools in places classified as 'Very Remote Australia' by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Bullying and anti-social behaviours at school are national and international issues with between one-sixth to half of all students in Australia experiencing bullying at school. In central Australian Aboriginal English, the term 'teasing' is used to cover the senses of both 'teasing' and 'bullying' in Standard Australian English. Strong families are the foundation on which educational advantage can be achieved for remote students. 'MindMatters' is an example of a resilience building programme introduced to remote schools in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Parents, community members, and school staff generally want school to be a safe place for children to learn and socialise together.

Item ID: 58530
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781315102047
Copyright Information: © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzpiec and Carmel Cefai; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2023 23:52
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4502 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education > 450299 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390410 Multicultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 70%
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