Bullying in Faculties of Education
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And I think see the glazed look in people’s eyes when everyone matters. Another interesting thing is, people, and this is what I regularly get, is people comment upon my language. We don’t understand what you’re saying, oh you use big words. And I’m really in a fucking university. And what that is doing in many ways is saying, is trying to silence me.
(FROM INTERVIEW WITH YEW)
After completing the first three interviews and the analysis thereof, I took a break in the gathering of data. It gave me time to give some presentations on my research and the findings thus far, and I used every instance I could to talk about where I was in the process, which gave me time for reflection. During this time, I noticed that I did not only want to look at female respondents, because that focus would divert too much from the causes I was after. I did not want the problem to be cast aside as a “typical” female problem. I had found that issues around race and being part of a minority were of importance, but in my conversations with colleagues all over the world it became clear to me that the problem was much bigger and could not simply be typified as a specific gendered or underdog case. During conversations with David Jardine, it became clear that the problem may arise from other factors that faculty members...
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