"We are no different": Swedish Principals views on their Schools
(English)In: Power and education, ISSN 1757-7438Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
This article focuses on principals and their leadership and this is related to perceived level of bullying among the students. Eight schools were chosen in this study, the four schools with the lowest amount and the four schools with the highest amount of students that perceived that bullying occurred at their school. At these schools interviews made with the principals where analysed. One specific question where analysed where the principals answered if they had any bullying at their school. The conclusion is that schools that seem to have a high level of bullying have principals that give two types of responses, one that mitigates the problem by responding that the level of bullying is at a “normal” level or just like “any other school”. The second response is a one of denial where the principals responds with a “no problem”-response that indicates that it does not occur bullying at their school. The schools that have a low level of bullying on the other hand have principals that acknowledge that it occurs. Schools that have a high level of bullying have principals that do not acknowledge that. On schools with a low level of bullying the principals perceives the level of bullying as problem and acknowledge its existence.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26517OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-26517DiVA: diva2:271659
ProjectsStructure, Culture and Leadership - Prerequisites for Successful Schools