engl 6006 guest speaker series

22 October 2008

Understanding Bullying

Within Puerto Rican

Cultural and School Contexts

Dr. Bernadette Delgado

Department of Social Sciences

UPR-Mayagüez

CHARDÓN 318 @ 6:30 p.m.

ABSTRACT:

This presentation will discuss a research project that examines the phenomenon of bullying within the Puerto Rican socio-cultural and school context, based on ethnographic interviews conducted with intermediate school students, parents and teachers. Results of this study support the difficulty of finding a term in Spanish that conveys bullying as described in the American and European literature. Attendees will learn how the phenomenon of bullying is conceptualized within the Puerto Rican cultural,social and school contexts. Furthermore, they will understand the relationship between culture and bullying behaviors in order to design interventions that are culturally sensitive.

INFORMATION:

Contact Jocelyn A. Géliga Vargas (787-832-4040 ext. 3096/3064; jgeliga@www.uprm.edu)

Attendees will receive one-credit hour of professional development, certified by CEP.