Bullying in Faculties of Education
Chapter 3 The Bullied Speak
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THE BULLIED SPEAK
Well, my intellectual capacities and my intellectual life reside outside the university. It resides in the community of scholars, which are dispersed throughout the world. It certainly doesn’t reside within the corridors of my institution. I wouldn’t trust them as far as I can throw them. And having being on Prozac for a good two years, I’m having been referred to see a psychiatrist because of depression.
(FROM INTERVIEW WITH YEW)
I interviewed eight professors working in faculties of education. To protect their true identities, their names and other details cannot be given in this research. In order for the reader to have a general understanding of who the respondents are, their anonymous profiles are given in the following set of vignettes. I chose names of trees for the respondents’ pseudonyms. I give global indications of the region the respondents worked and lived in during the time of the story they shared. An age range is also provided, as I felt that age could be of influence. Because not every faculty of education is the same, I have given indications of the type to show the difference between a fully academic faculty that includes a strong research interest, and a faculty that focuses on teacher education. One professor works at a community college that provides a specific program for educators. I give gender, ethnicity, and sexual preference; I did not differentiate in ethnicities other than white...
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