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Labelling theory has been a useful analytic tool for examining the self-fulfilling prophecy in schools. While many studies have explicated the process of labelling from teacher to student—much less scholarly attention has been focused on peer-labelling. This article introduces this perspective as a useful analytic tool for understanding peer-rejection and the enormous consequences of ignoring the problem of peer-labelling. Discussion will conclude with some general suggestions of ways in which educators can help prevent and remedy peer-rejection.
Thomas, Sydney Carroll, "On Understanding the Processes of Peer Rejection : The Potential Contributions of Labelling Theory" (1997). Counseling Faculty Scholarship. 1.
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