School of Education
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)
Bullying, Ijime, Gaijin, Foreigner
Education | Elementary Education
Algood, Corey Joseph, "Improving Support for Non-Japanese Students Bullied in Japan's Elementary Schools" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2568.
The purpose of this applied study was to solve the problem of bullying for non-Japanese students in an elementary school in Japan and to design strategies, interventions, and training to address the problem. This research study utilized a multimethod approach to investigate the problem of bullying through participant interviews, focus group research, and an online survey in order to identify solutions to the study’s problem. Data analysis strategies involved analyzing transcribed participant responses from interviews and focus group research, coding, and interpreting survey participant data. This research project required the researcher to meet, interview, and survey participants in Japan who shared their experience involving the bullying of non-Japanese students in a Japanese elementary school. Based on the responses and data presented in this study, teacher professional development, program guidelines, curriculum resources, and student support strategies were created to address the research problem.