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The Resource Bad behaviour : a memoir of bullying and boarding school, Rebecca Starford

Bad behaviour : a memoir of bullying and boarding school, Rebecca Starford

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Bad behaviour : a memoir of bullying and boarding school
Title
Bad behaviour
Title remainder
a memoir of bullying and boarding school
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Starford
Title variation
Bad behavior
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was supposed to be a place where teenagers would learn resilience, confidence and independence, where long hikes and runs in the bush would make their bodies strong and foster a connection with the natural world. Living in bare wooden huts, cut off from the outside world, the students would experience a very different kind of schooling, one intended to have a strong influence over the kind of adults they would eventually become. Fourteen-year-old Rebecca Starford spent a year at this school in the bush. In her boarding house fifteen girls were left largely unsupervised, a combination of the worst behaved students and some of the most socially vulnerable. As everyone tried to fit in and cope with their feelings of isolation and homesickness, Rebecca found herself joining ranks with the powerful girls, and participating in various forms of bullying and aggression. Increasingly horrified at her own behaviour, Rebecca soon found herself excluded from this group and subjected to bullying herself. Bad Behaviour tells the story of that year, a time of friendship and joy, but also of shame and fear. It explores how those crucial experiences affected Rebecca as an adult and shaped her future relationships, and asks courageous questions about the nature of female friendship. Moving, wise and painfully honest, this extraordinary memoir shows how bad behaviour from childhood, in all its forms, can be so often and so easily repeated throughout our adult lives
Summary
It was supposed to be a place where teenagers would learn resilience, confidence and independence, where long hikes and runs in the bush would make their bodies strong and foster a connection with the natural world. Living in bare wooden huts, cut off from the outside world, the students would experience a very different kind of schooling, one intended to have a strong influence over the kind of adults they would eventually become. Fourteen-year-old Rebecca Starford spent a year at this school in the bush. In her boarding house fifteen girls were left largely unsupervised, a combination of the worst behaved students and some of the most socially vulnerable. As everyone tried to fit in and cope with their feelings of isolation and homesickness, Rebecca found herself joining ranks with the powerful girls, and participating in various forms of bullying and aggression
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10446639
Cataloging source
APLS
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Starford, Rebecca
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Starford, Rebecca
  • Bullying in schools
  • Boarding schools
  • Bullies
  • Women authors, Australian
  • Boarding school students
  • Australia
Target audience
general
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a memoir of bullying and boarding school
Label
Bad behaviour : a memoir of bullying and boarding school, Rebecca Starford
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054135917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9781743319574
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Bad behaviour : a memoir of bullying and boarding school, Rebecca Starford
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054135917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9781743319574
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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