Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Future of Teaching and Education
Secondary School Teachers’ Perceptions for the Concepts of Compassion and Bullying
Fatih AYDEMİR, Ahmet GÖÇEN and İbrahim YILDIRIM
Compassion, sparked by the conscience, is the acts towards the helplessness and includes the effort to resolve the neediness. Bullying is the act of violence of all sorts, which the one in power does continuously and intentionally to the weaker. In this study, the opinions of the teachers about these two opposing concepts were examined using qualitative research methods. For this purpose, teachers were asked questions about their perceptions of the concepts of bullying and compassion, the examples they observed about these concepts and their views on the relationship between these two concepts. Teachers’ answers were analysed by content analysis. According to this, it can be said that teachers perceive the concepts of bullying and compassion as two poles of a magnet. This study presented a different perspective on bullying and mobbing in schools.
Keywords: bullying, compassion, teachers’ perceptions.