The “National survey on bullying and violent extremism in the education system of Albania” conducted in the framework of the Horizontal Facility Action “Fighting bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania” is now published and available online.
This comprehensive study was prepared with a view to analyse thoroughly the extent, range and nature of bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania.
The report focuses on the definitions of terms, legal framework, methodology and data analysis from the teachers’, students’ and parents’ perceptions and attitudes towards bullying and extremism and discusses the main findings of the survey. The report includes recommendations for concrete measures to be taken by the national and central structures, school directorates, teachers and parents to prevent and combat this phenomenon.
This quantitative research was conducted in 144 schools in 12 regions in Albania in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences in Albania and the Institute for Public Opinion Studies and in close partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports based on the Olweus questionnaire as the main standardised instrument adapted to the Albanian context. A sample of 6907 interviewees comprising 2377 students, 3560 teachers and 970 parents were interviewed in this national survey during January-March 2017 to gain the whole picture of the problems related to bullying from different perspectives.
The findings of the first national-wide survey on all levels of pre-university education were presented at a national and international conference on bullying and extremism which took place during April and June 2017 in Albania.