London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Perception of national and supranational identity: differences between bullies, victims and pupils who are not involved

Author(s) Kõiv, K.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
Whether discussion national or supranational identity, today we are not allowed to forget the impact of social processes. Social identity theory supports the view that people’s identity stems from group identification. If schools are to play a role in the development of identity we need to have some understanding of how different experiences of socialization in school may influence identity formation. In this context, we should understand the concept of national and supranational identity as a flexible mix of different local, national, regional, European and global identities. It is a challenge and under-studied question that in what way can bullying behaviour contribute to the sense of national and supranational identity in terms of territorial belonging.

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