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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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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts

Ron Avi Astor

Rami Benbenishty

Oxford University Press

This introduction chapter presents the historical, personal, and academic background that led to this book that examines a model of school violence in context. The chapter presents the book chapters: a revised model of school violence in evolving contexts; the definition of bullying and school violence; exploring similarities and differences between groups in base rates of victimization and in the structures of victimization types; the multiple ways of exposure to a range of weapons on school grounds, focusing on school-level analysis; sexual victimization and its association with cultural groups; suicide and its relations with bullying both on the individual and school levels; the victimization of teachers by students and of students by their teachers and their interrelationships on a student and school-level; multiple forms of cyberbullying and their relationships with “traditional” bullying; school climate, its definitions, and relationships with victimization and academic achievement over time; policy and intervention implications.

Keywords:   school violence, bullying, school context, weapons, sexual victimization, cyberbullying, suicide, school climate

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