This article aims to reformulate existing understandings of bullying behaviours in secondary schools, by applying a critical feminist lens to patterns of verbal and psychological harassment among students. Through this understanding, educators may better understand the causes of (hetero)sexist, transphobic, and homophobic behaviours. With a more complex awareness of these power relations, teachers, teacher educators, and educational leadership scholars will be offered critical approaches to help them transform the oppressive cultures of schools.
Le présent article vise à reformuler la compréhension des actes d’intimidation dans les écoles secondaires en analysant sous un angle féministe critique les tendances au harcèlement psychologique et verbal chez les élèves. Grâce à cette nouvelle démarche, les éducateurs devraient mieux comprendre les éléments qui sont à l’origine des comportements sexistes, transphobes et homophobes. En étant davantage sensibilisés aux rapports de force qui existent, les enseignants, les éducateurs et les spécialistes en éducation disposeront de démarches critiques qui les aideront à transformer les tendances oppressives des écoles.
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