Bullying in Faculties of Education
Chapter 7 Who Is Responsible?
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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
I believe and again, it’s not that this is what I think is true, we have beliefs that help us in life but I believe that I or anyone could be that way. We all have the potential to be that way but part of our work is to be self-vigilant in terms of what are the mechanisms in ourselves. What are the values, what are the ways that we behave and how do we deal that? By being vigilant we can stay true to a more humanizing path so that doesn’t happen. I’m not saying that we will all be that way. I’m saying that we all have the capacity to be cruel and we all have the capacity to be mean spirited. We all have the capacity to be arrogant. It’s the reason why we have a responsibility to be vigilant and be perfective about our practices.
(FROM INTERVIEW WITH ASH)
One may wonder whether a faculty member who has been bullied may have invited harsh criticism, or perhaps is philosophically in conflict with colleagues or leadership. It is possible that a person does not fit in and becomes ostracized. Has the bullied person contributed to the bullying in some way? Does the victim perceive the bullying or is the bully executing the bullying willfully? This study does not provide a clear answer to these questions; however, the life stories of each of the...
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