Using stories to shift attitudes: The case of bullying

by Terry Quong and Allan Walker

Overview

In this article from the International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning Vol.4, 2000, the writers discuss how teachers telling stories to each other can be an important path to shifting attitudes and values. Using school bullying as the context, the paper sets out a practical four-stage model that demonstrates how the storying process was implemented in a small primary school.

Reflective questions

  • Teachers’ stories are important paths to learning. What opportunities are there for you to listen to teachers’ stories? Do teachers have a chance to share stories with each other in your school?
  • Is there a current issue in your school that could be assisted by storying?

Further reading

For those interested in further readings on the issue of bullying, visit: Bullying in Schools and What to do About it by Dr Ken Rigby

References

Quong, T., & Walker, A. (2000). Using stories to shift attitudes: The case of bullying. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 4.

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