Identifying preschool teachers' opinion about peer bullying
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The purpose of this study is to identify preschool teachers' opinion about bullying. How do teachers perceive bullying? What kind of strategies they apply to prevent bullying or what they do when they face peer bullying in their classrooms. In order to determine teachers' opinion about bullying, data collected through observations and semi-structured interviews. During these interviews, teachers have been asked questions to find out their level of knowledge about bullying and questions about whether they have already encountered bullying behaviors and their solution strategies. In this respect, the researchers interviewed fifteen preschool teachers working at public and private schools. The interviews have been analyzed and interpreted through descriptive analysis technique. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.